Thursday, June 7, 2012

Of Necessity

"Resolved; That these colonies are, and of rightought to be, free and independent states, that they are absolved of 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. That it is expedient forthwith totake 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."

Richard Henry Lee; on this Day in History

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