Resolved, that we will Continue to profess all Loyalty and attachment to our Sovereign Lord King George the Third, His Crown & Dignity, so long as he secures to us those Rights and Liberties which the principles of Our Constitution require.
Cherokee County\’s own Joseph Johnson describes the Revolutionary War engagement at Fort Thicketty. Hear the story of how Patriots, led by Isaac Shelby caused the loyalists to surrender without firing a shot. Freedom Reigns!
But if no pacifick measures shall be proposed or adopted…and our enemies will attempt to dragoon us out of these inestimable privileges which we are entitled to as subjects, … we declare, that we are deliberately and resolutely determined never to surrender them to any power upon earth, … we are resolved to live and die.
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness