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July& 4, 1776

When- in- ˆhe- Course- of- human- event˜, it- become˜ nece=sary& for-
one- people- ˇ˚ di=solve- ˆhe- political- band˜ which- have- connected- ˆhem- with-
another-, and- ˇ˚ a=sume- among& ˆhe- power˜ of- ˆhe- earth-, ˆhe- Meparate- and- equal-
Mtation- ˇ˚ which- ˆhe- Laws of- Nature- and- of- Nature-'s- Go‹ entitle- ˆhem-, a- decent-
respect- ˇ˚ ˆhe- opinion˜ of- mankind- require˜ ˆhat- ˆhey& Mhould- declare- ˆhe- cause˜
which- impel- ˆhem- ˇ˚ ˆhe- Meparation-.πWe- hold- ˆhese- ƒruth˜ ˇ˚ be- Melf]-evident-,
ˆhat- all- men- are- created- equal-, ˆhat- ˆhey& are- endowed- by& ˆheir- Creator- with-
certain- unalienable- Right˜, ˆhat- among& ˆhese- are- Life-, Liberty& and- ˆhe- pursuit-
of- Happine=˝.πThat- ˇ˚ Mecure- ˆhese- right˜, Government˜ are- instituted- among&
Men-, deriving& ˆheir- just- power˜ from- ˆhe- consent- of- ˆhe- governed-, πThat-
whenever- any& Form- of- Government- become˜ destructive- of- ˆhese- end˜, it- i˜ ˆhe-
Right- of- ˆhe- People- ˇ˚ alter- or- ˇ˚ abolish- it-, and- ˇ˚ institute- ne˘ Government-,
laying& it˜ foundation- on- Much- principle˜ and- organizing& it˜ power˜ in- Much-
form-, a˜ ˇ˚ ˆhem- Mhall- Meem- most- likely& ˇ˚ effect- ˆheir- Safety& and- Happine=˝.
Prudence-, indeed-, will- dictate- ˆhat- Government˜ long& established- Mhould- not] be-
changed- for- light- and- ƒransient- cause˜; and- accordingly& all- experience- hath-
Mhewn-, ˆhat- mankind- are- more- disposed- ˇ˚ Muffer-, while- evil˜ are- Mufferable-, ˆhan-
ˇ˚ right- ˆhemselve˜ by& abolishing& ˆhe- form˜ ˇ˚ which- ˆhey& are- accustomed-. But-
when- a- long& ƒrain- of- abuse˜ and- usurpation˜, pursuing& invariably& ˆhe- Mame-
Object- evince˜ a- design- ˇ˚ reduce- ˆhem- under- absolute- Despotism-, it- i˜ ˆheir-
right-, it- i˜ ˆheir- duty&, ˇ˚ ˆhro˙ off] Much- Government-, and- ˇ˚ provide- ne˘ Guard˜
for- ˆheir- future- Mecurity&. πSuch- ha˜ been- ˆhe- patient- Mufferance- of- ˆhese-
Colonie˜; and- Much- i˜ no˙ ˆhe- nece=sity& which- constrain˜ ˆhem- ˇ˚ alter- ˆheir- former-
System˜ of- Government-. The- history& of- ˆhe- present- King& of- Great- Britain- i˜ a-
history& of- repeated- injurie˜ and- usurpation˜, all- having& in- direct- object- ˆhe-
establishment- of- an- absolute- Tyranny& over- ˆhese- State˜. T˛ prove- ˆhi˜, let- Fact˜
be- Mubmitted- ˇ˚ a- candid- world-.πHe- ha˜ refused- hi˜ A=sent- ˇ˚ Laws, ˆhe-
most- wholesome- and- nece=sary& for- ˆhe- public- goo‹.πHe- ha˜ forbidden- hi˜
Governor˜ ˇ˚ pa=˝ Laws of- immediate- and- pre=sing& importance-, unle=˝ Muspended-
in- ˆheir- operation- till- hi˜ A=sent- Mhould- be- obtained-; and- when- Mo] Muspended-, he-
ha˜ utterly& neglected- ˇ˚ attend- ˇ˚ ˆhem-.πHe- ha˜ refused- ˇ˚ pa=˝ other- Laws
for- ˆhe- accommodation- of- large- district˜ of- people-, unle=˝ ˆhose- people- would-