New York: Polity Style: 1776-2016

2 Jul 1776 a resolution in favour of independence of the British colonies in North America is passed, session of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Journals of the Continental Congress, 5:507]
4 Jul 1776 Declaration of Independence is approved, session of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Journals of the Continental Congress, 5:510-515]
9 Jul 1776 a resolution approving the Declaration of Independence is passed, session of the Provincial Congress, White Plains, New York [NY Provincial Congress Journals, 518]
10 Jul 1776 Provincial Congress resolved "That the style or title of this House be changed from that of "the Provincial Congress of the Colony of New York" to that of "the Convention of the Representatives of the State of New York" [NY Provincial Congress Journals, 519]
10 Jul 1776 - State of New York
6 Feb 1778 an act approving the Articles of Confederation and authorizing the representatives of New York to sign it is passed (Senate 29 Jan 1778, House of Assembly 4 Feb 1778, Council of Revision 6 Feb 1778) [NY Senate Journal 1777-1779, 39, 49; NY Assembly Journal 1777-1778, 43-44; NY Session Laws, sess. 1, c. I]
1 Mar 1781 forms a part of the United States as a confederation and retains sovereignty and independence upon the taking effect of the "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union" [Journals of the Continental Congress, 19:213-223]
4 Mar 1789 forms a part of the United States as a federal republic when the central government is organised with the meeting of the U.S. Congress in New York [Annals of Congress, House of Representatives, 1st Congress, 1st Session, 100; Annals of Congress, Senate, 1st Congress, 1st Session, 16]

[1] Full title: An Act of Accession to, and Approbation of certain proposed Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union, between the United States of America, and to authorize the Delegates of the State of New York to ratify the same on the part and behalf of this State, in the Congress of the said United States.
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