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Lee Resolution (first part)


The com. of the whole Congress to whom was referred the resolution and the Declaration respecting independence.———17



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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Report July 2, 1776
The resolution for independence agreed to July 2, 1776


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.