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As a member of the Continental Congress from Virginia, Lee offered the Resolution that the American colonies "are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states". The Resolutioon carried and a committee was appointed to draft the Declaration of Independence, to give a formal statement of the result of Lee's Resolution.

Lee later served with the Army as a very effective cavalry leader, and was known as "Light Horse Harry" Lee.

Lee was also the father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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