Monday, January 20, 2014

Richard Henry Lee

Today we honor the birthdate of Richard Henry Lee, born in 1732, a statesman in the Continental Congress as well as a senator from Virginia following the adoption of the Constitution, and the man who presented the Continental Congress in 1776 with a resolution from Virginia:

"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."

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