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|Actually, Vermont itself was an independent republic. 1777 saw the creation of first Republic of New Connecticut from the NH grants in January then in June New Connecticut became the Republic of Vermont.In fact during it's existance the Republic of Vermont sent ambassadors to Philadelphia during the time it served as the federal capitol. The Constitutional Convention of 1787 saw members of the convention assume that the Republic of Vermont was a part of NY however the notes taken by Madison suggest otherwise.