In hopes of avoiding the boodly mess of was, and restoring peace between America and England, the colonists sent was is known as the Olive Branch Petition to the King. But, King George III was confused. He had been being sent mixed messages. Here was a petition stating that the colonists wanted peace between them, yet he had also heared about how the colonists were killing his soldiers every day, and about the battle at Bunker and Breed's Hill. So, he chose to ignore the petition, and if there was going to be a war, then so be it!