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4108 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of

this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine

Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

New Hampshire-Josiah Bartlett, Wm. Whipple, Matthew

Thornton.

Massachusetts Bay-John Hancock, Sarni. Adams, John Adams,

Robt. Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry.

Connecticut-Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, Wm. Williams, Oliver Wolcott.