Resolution - Transcript
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, totally dissolved.
That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures
for forming foreign Alliances.
a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective
Colonies for their consideration and approbation.