Lee Resolution

Lee Resolution  (1776) 
Richard Henry Lee

The Lee Resolution, proposed by Richard Henry Lee, on June 1, 1776, was an act of the Second Continental Congress declaring the Thirteen Colonies to be independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Resolved That these united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the british crown and that all political connection between them and the state of great Britain is and ought to be totally dissolved

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That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign Alliances.

That a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective Colonies for their consideration and approbation.

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.