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Actually, there were a few Tory Responses to the Declaration of Independence. Here are two of the most famous.

Thomas Hutchinson, the former Governor of Massachusetts wrote

Strictures upon the Declaration of the Congress at Philadelphia in a Letter to a Noble Lord, &c.

Samuel Johnson wrote Taxation No Tyranny pamphlet in response to dissent in the American colonies over taxation in which he commented that:

"We are told, that the subjection of Americans may tend to the diminution of our own liberties; an event, which none but very perspicacious politicians are able to foresee. If slavery be thus fatally contagious, how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"

I would add that Maryland Loyalist James Chalmers wrote something called Plain Truth as a response to Thomas Paine's Common Sense.

The ultimate upshot was that this was also a propaganda war and the Declaration of Independence was actually written for the Colonial audience to persuade them of the "justness of their cause".

Unfortunately, since the Loyalists were part of the losing team, they have been pretty much neglected by history, which is a shame.

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