RESOLUTION INTRODUCED IN THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
BY RICHARD HENRY LEE (VA.) PROPOSING A DECLARATION OF
INDEPENDENCE, JUNE 7, 17761
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,
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.____________________
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Book title: Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States.
Contributors: Charles C. Tansill - Author, Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service - OrganizationName.
Publisher: Govt. Print. Office.
Place of publication: Washington.
Publication year: 1927.
Page number: 21.
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