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THE DECLARATION BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED COLONIES OF NORTH AMERICA BY CONGRESS

Publication Date: 1775 “Now met in general congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the causes and necessity of taking up arms. The letter of the twelve united colonies by their delegates in congress to the inhabitants of Great Britain, their humble petition to his Majesty, and their address to the people of Ireland. 1775 The first English issue and the first on either side of the Atlantic to have “collected together” these Revolutionary foundation documents. The Declaration lists the grievances – commencing at the close of the French and Indian War, despite the key contributions that the Colonists made to the British victory, and through the aggressions at Lexington and Concord – that have resulted from England’s “inordinate Passion for a Power not only unjustifiable, but which they know to be peculiarly reprobated by the very Constitution of that Kingdom… In our own native Land, in Defense of the Freedom that is our Birthright, and which we ever enjoyed till the late Violation of it; for the protection of our Property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our Forefathers and ourselves against Violence actually offered, we have taken up Arms…”"”Signed in type by John Hancock, Philadelphia, July 6, 1775.” #0099
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