Richard Henry Lee

January 01, 1700 - January 01, 1700
"It is not choice then, but necessity that calls for Independence as the only means by which foreign Alliances can be obtained; and a proper confederation by which internal peace and Union may be secured. Contrary to our earnest, early, and repeated petitions for peace, liberty and safety, our enemies press us with war, threaten us with danger and Slavery."source: To Landon Carter, June 2, 1776.independence, national freedom, alliances, liberty

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