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Resolution for Independence - by Richard Henry Lee

This image depicts the original resolution, put before the Second Continental Congress by Henry Lee, to break America’s ties with 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 connexion between them, and the state of Great Britain, is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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