'''In''' every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.
'''Nec''' nostros Fratres Britannicos ignoravimus. Illos interdum admonuimus de Legiferi coetus eorum Conatibus ad incommodam Iurisdictionem super nos tendendam. Eos monuimus de Occasione et re adiuncta cum Emigravimus et hic Incoluimus. Ad Iustitiam et Magnanimitatem eorum appellavimus, et
'''Nor''' have we been wanting in Attentions to our British Brethren. We have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the Circumstances of our Emigration and Settlement here. We have appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence. They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.