Founding father Thomas Jefferson apparently had another term in mind for American citizens when crafting the Declaration of Independence — subjects.

An early draft of the document, which is locked in one of the Library of Congress’ vaults, reveals Jefferson referred to the American population as “subjects” before replacing the label with “citizens” in the final version.

The rough draft was transferred to the Library’s hyperspectral imaging lab Friday for additional scanning.

A copy of the draft can be seen on the Library’s Website.