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Context of White-Plains, July 9, 1776 : In Convention of the Representatives of the State of New-York. Resolved unanimously, that the reasons assigned by the Continental Congress, for declaring the united colonies free and independent states, are cogent and conclusive ... Extract from the minutes, Robert Benson, secretary : In Congress, July 4, 1776. A declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in general Congress assembled
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