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" Britain; and finally we do assert and declare these colonies to be free and independent states,] and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts... "
Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Late ... - Page 22
by Thomas Jefferson - 1829
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American Colonial Prose: John Smith to Thomas Jefferson

Mary Ann Radzinowicz - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 285 pages
...alliances, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, we mutually...other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honour. dent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political...
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Lawyers and Justice: An Ethical Study

David Luban - Law - 1988 - 440 pages
...declare that these United colonies are ... absolved from all allegiance to the British crown. . . . And for the support of this declaration ... we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes & our sacred honour. In the first sentence of this excerpt, the signers declare...
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Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language & the Culture of Performance

Jay Fliegelman - History - 1993 - 268 pages
...alliances, establish commerce, &. to do all other acts &. things which independant states may of right do. and for the support of this declaration we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes &. our sacred honour. states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 pages
...parliament of Great Britain: and finally we do assert and declare these colonies to be free and independent states,] and that as free and independent states,...declaration, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.2 We, therefore, the representatives of the United States...
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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

Myra Jehlen, Michael Warner - History - 1997 - 1118 pages
...alliances, establish commerce, & to do all other acts & things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, & our sacred honor. We therefore the representatives of the United States of America...
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Jefferson: Political Writings

Thomas Jefferson, Joyce Appleby, Terence Ball - History - 1999 - 623 pages
...alliances, establish commerce, & to do all other acts & things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, & our sacred honor. We therefore the representatives of the United States of America...
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Civil Society: The Underpinnings of American Democracy

Brian O'Connell, John William Gardner - Political Science - 1999 - 148 pages
...skills necessary to preserve them for future generations. 3 Origins of Our Extraordinary Civil Society And for the support of this Declaration ... we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Obviously, ours is not the only...
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Connective Leadership: Managing in a Changing World

Jean Lipman-Blumen - Business & Economics - 2000 - 405 pages
...Independence sought to uphold individual rights through their own cooperation and communal action: And for the support of this Declaration ... we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. In this way, the Declaration of Independence directly links...
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Citizens & Cannibals: The French Revolution, the Struggle for Modernity, and ...

Eli Sagan - History - 2001 - 624 pages
...and the concluding sentence of the Declaration of Independence strikes an eloquent, republican note: "And for the support of this Declaration ... we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor." Robespierre, it may be said without exaggeration, was obsessed...
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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - History - 2002 - 333 pages
...alliances, establish commerce, & to do all other acts & things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, & our sacred honor. The Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, July 4, 1776...
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