George's Wars(Allan Ramsay/Wikimedia Commons)
(W.D. Cooper/Wikimedia Commons)
The Boston Tea Party(Pinterest)
Antagonizing The Rebels(Royal Collections/Wikimedia Commons)
King George's Sour Grapes(National Portrait Gallery/Wikimedia Commons)
The Final Stage: Acceptance
I wish you, sir, to believe, and that it be understood in America, that I have done nothing in the late contest but what I thought myself indispensably bound to do by the duty which I owed to my people. I will be very frank with you, I was the last to consent to separation; but the separation having been made, and having become inevitable, I have always said, as I say now, that I would be the first to meet the friendship of the United States as an independent power.