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The three lonely allies were soundly rebuffed. Regardless of their personal opinions, delegates could not vote to declare independence unless their instructions permitted such an action. [32] Several colonies, in fact, expressly prohibited their delegates from taking any steps towards separation from Great Britain, while other delegations had instructions that were ambiguous on the issue. [33] As public sentiment for separation from Great Britain grew, advocates of independence sought to have the Congressional instructions revised.

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