Excerpt from Half-Hours With American History, Vol. 2: Independent America
The important action taken by the Continental Con gress in the passage of the Declaration of Independence was received with enthusiasm by the people of the newly created United States of America. On th... e 8th of July the independence of the country was proclaimed with great solemnity at Philadelphia, and welcomed by the people with the greatest exultation, artillery being fired, bonfires kindled, and other manifestations of joy displayed. It was read to the army in New York on the 11th, and was received by them with wild acclamations. That evening the statue of King George, which had been erected in 1770, was dragged through the streets by a party of soi diers, and a resolution taken to convert into bullets the lead of which it was made. This riotous proceeding was severely rebuked by Washington.
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