A JOINT RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE HALIFAX RESOLVES OF APRIL 12, 1776, WHICH AUTHORIZED NORTH CAROLINA DELEGATES IN THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS TO VOTE FOR INDEPENDENCE.
Whereas, April 12, 1975, is the 199th anniversary of the occasion on which the Fourth North Carolina Provincial Congress adopted the famous Halifax Resolves; and
Whereas, the members of the Fourth Provincial Congress were already determined on the course of independence and knew other colonies were likewise so determined; and
Whereas, the said members forbore to take unilaterally an action which they conceived ought to be taken by all 13 colonies in unison; and
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
Section 1. That the General Assembly extends its warmest wishes and highest respects to those citizens of North Carolina and other states gathered at Halifax to commemorate Halifax Day.
Sec. 2. The General Assembly commends to all North Carolinians and all Americans that they study and emulate the example set at Halifax by the members of the Fourth North Carolina Provincial Congress on April 12, 1776.
Sec. 3. This resolution shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 14th day of April, 1975.