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their laws, ofremoving from their councils the disturbers of our harmony, therg have by their free electionise-established them in power. at this very

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propertitipants and acquiesce omnes in the train the mom moment Cartage Roland Eternal separation ! We therefore the representatives of the United States of America en

do in the name & ly authority of the good people of these Flates] [equet and renounce all allegiance Houtjection to the kings of Great Britain

fall others who may hereafter claim by, through, or under them; dissolve tread all political connection which may home heret of have a

sisted between usd the people or parliament of Great Britain, and finally we do assent and declare these colonies to be free and independantulates, and that as feet independant states they shalt terafter have power to

lavy was conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, & to do all other acts and things which independant states may of hight oo. And for

the support of theo declaration Jwe mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, & our vached honour.


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