Halifax Resolves

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The second date on the current State flag refers to the fourth Provincial Congress meeting at Halifax, NC where the State’s Continental Congress delegates were authorized to vote for independence.

“That the Delegates for this Colony in the Continental Congress be impowered to concur with the Delegates of the other Colonies in declaring Independency, and forming foreign Alliances, reserving to this Colony the sole and exclusive Right of forming a Constitution and Laws for this Colony, and of appointing Delegates from Time to Time, (under the Direction of a general Representation thereof) to meet the Delegates of the other Colonies, for such Purposes as shall hereafter be pointed out.”

In ten days it will be the 237th anniversary of this historic act.

Further reading:

UNC This Month In History

NC History Project

NCPedia

 

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