Journals of the Continental Congress, Volume 20

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912

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Halaman 469 - Every State shall abide by the determinations of the United States in Congress assembled, on all questions which by this Confederation are submitted to them. And the articles of this Confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the union shall be perpetual...
Halaman 477 - States assent to the same, nor shall a question on any other point, except for adjourning from day to day be determined, unless by the votes of a majority of the United States in Congress assembled.
Halaman 617 - For this purpose you are to make the most candid and confidential communications upon all subjects to the ministers of our generous ally the King of France, to undertake nothing in the negotiations for peace or truce without their knowledge and concurrence and ultimately to govern yourselves by their advice and Opinion...
Halaman 470 - And the articles of this confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the union shall be perpetual ; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made in any of them, unless such alteration be agreed to in a Congress of the United States, and be afterwards confirmed by the legislatures of every State.
Halaman 652 - If a difficulty should arise in the course of the negotiation for peace, from the backwardness of Britain to make a formal acknowledgment of our independence, you are at liberty to agree to a truce, or to make such other concessions as may not affect the substance of what we contend for ; and provided that Great Britain be not left in possession of any part of thet hirteen United States.
Halaman 653 - Hartley, esq. on whom we have therefore conferred the rank of our minister plenipotentiary, have nominated, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do nominate, constitute and appoint him our true, certain; and undoubted commissioner, procurator, and plenipotentiary ; giving and granting to him all and all manner of faculty, power and authority, together with...
Halaman 557 - ... of the nation, and according to which France will be henceforth governed. We do not doubt that you take an interest in an event so important to our kingdom and to us ; and it is with real pleasure we take this occasion to renew to you assurances of the sincere friendship we bear you.
Halaman 654 - ... of them, and that we will never act nor suffer any- person to act contrary to the same, in whole or in any part. In witness whereof, we have caused these presents to be signed by our President, and sealed with his seal. Done at Philadelphia, the fifteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one, and in the fifth year of our independence by the United States in Congress assembled. " SAMUEL HUNTINGTON, and a seal. " Attest : CHARLES THOMSON, Secy.
Halaman 713 - And on the question to agree to this, the yeas and nays being required by Mr.
Halaman 617 - But you are to accede to no treaty of peace which shall not be such as may, 1st, effectually secure the independence and sovereignty of the thirteen states, according to the form and effect of the treaties subsisting between the said states and his Most Christian Majesty; and, 2dly, in which the said treaties shall not be left in their full force and validity.

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