Although the wording of the Declaration was approved on July 4, the date of its signing has been disputed. Most historians have concluded that it was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed. The sources and interpretation of the Declaration have been the subject of much scholarly inquiry.On July 4, 1776 the committee of the whole adopted its final version, which fact was then reported by Harrison to the Congress with a final reading of the Declaration, and the Declaration of Independence was given approval and sent to the printer for publication and later signing. Because of the abstention of the New York delegates, they were still one state short of unanimity. The highly sought after unanimity was gained the following week on July 9th, when the New York State provisional Congress voted for independence. Then the week after that, on July 19th, the Continental Congress enacted a resolution to change the title of the July 4th document to read, "The unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America," and have it signed by every member of Congress.