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(Articles of Confederation.) And whereas it has pleased the constituents, that they shall abide by Great Governor of the world to incline the determinations of the United States the hearts of the legislatures we res. in congress assembled, on all questions pectively represent in congress, to ap- which, by the said confederation, are prove of and to authorize us to ratify submitted to them; and that the artithe said articles of confederation and cles thereof shall be inviolably observed perpetual union: KNOW YE, That we, by the states we respectively repre. the undersigned delegates, by virtue sent; and that the union sball be perof the power and authority to us given petual. for that purpose, do, by these presents, In witness whereof, we have herein tbe name and in behalf of our respec unto set our hands, in congress. Done tive constituents, fully and entirely ra- at Philadelphia, in the state of Penn. tify and confirm each and every of the sylvania, the ninth, day of July, in the said articles of confederation and per- year of our Lord one thousand seven petual union, and all and singular the hundred and seventy-eight, and in the matters and things therein contained; third year of the independence of Ameand we do further solemnly pligbt rica, &c. and engage the faith of our respective

INDEX.

Page.

Page.
Abatement of suits,
379 -Beverley,

583
Accessaries,
155 - Edgartowa,

583
Accountant of the War Depart-

-Cape Hatteras,

584
ment,
826 -Darien,

585
Accounts, (see Treasury Depart-

Benefit of Clergy,

161
ment)

1 Bioren's edition of the Laws, 702
Adjournment of the Supreme Bounties, on salt,

322
Court,

368
--Enlistment,

36
-Circuit Courts, 386 Bounty Lands,

551
-District Courts, 400 Brevet, Rauk,

74
Adjutant General, of the army; 62
-Militia,
598 Cadets,

58
Admiralty, (see Judiciary,)

Canals,

731, 733
Affidavits,
80, 410 Census,

97
Agent of the Treasury,
10 Chaplains, to Congress,

149
Alabama, (see Appendix No. I.)

14
in the Army,

40
Aliens,

18
in the Navy,

638
Alien Enemies,

19 Charleston, port duty

301, 680
Ambassadors,

159 Cherokee and Chickazaw Cession, 517
Amendments to the Constitution, 141 Chief Justice, (see Judiciary)
Appeals and writs of error, 373, 387 Circuit Courts, 388, 394, 405, 408
Appraisers,

386, 387 Civilization of the Indians, 362
Arkansaw,

26, 532 Claims to Land,
Armories,

33

-in Illinois, 478, 481, 482, 499
Arms,

30
in Indiana.

463
Army,

34 -in Kaskaskia District, 471, 472
Artificers,

33

in Louisiana, 509, 518, 524
Artillery,

55, 64, 72
-in Michigan,

468, 496
Assignment of pay,

34 -in Mississippi, 500, 506,516, 527
Attorney General,

75 -in Missouri, 530, 532, 544
Attorneys, (district)

412, 649
-in Orleans,

506,514
Authentication of Records,

76 -in Vincennes Dis-
trict,

465, 477, 491
Bail,
78, 391, 410, 416 Clearances,

187
Bank of the United States, 81, 123 Clerks, in Public Offices,

104
Beacons and Buoys,
570 Coasting Trade,

615
-at Charleston,
571 Coins,

108
-Chesapeake Bay,
571 Collection of Customs,

187
New London,
571 Commerce,

121
-St. Mary's River,
572 Commissary General,

61
-Cape Fear River, 572, 575, 583 Commissioners Loans,

123
-Boston,

574 Connecticut, collection district, 273
New York,

574
-district courts,

367
-Newport,

574
-claims,

456
-Boon Island,

575 Confederation, act of, appendix,
-Buzzard's Bay,
576 Congress,

125
-Narraganset Bay,
577 Corsuls,

143
-Sandy Hook,
579 Constitution,

132
-Bridgeport,
580 Contracts, (public)

126
-North Carolina,
580 Copper Coins,

104

492

159 Licht

Page.

Page.
Copy Right,
149 Indians,

165, 347
Corruption of blood,
159 Injunctions,

385, 403
Counterfeiting,
163, 164 Insolvents,

363, 701
Courts, see Judiciary,

Internal Duties,

809
Courts Martial, Army, 45, 49 Invalid Pensioners,

662
Navy,
629 Judiciary,

366
-Militia; 601, 603 Judgment by Default,

374
Creek Cession,
535 Judges, interested,

383
Crimes,

153

- not to exercise other occu-
Cumberland Road,

731
pation,

415
Customs, (see duties.)

Jurisdiction of District Courts, 369

- Circuit Courts, 370
Deaf and Dumb, Asylum for,

-Supreme Court, 371
Debt, (public)

709 — given to State Courts, 401, 415
Deeds, for Lands sold for taxes,

443 Jury,

377, 391, 392
Default, (Judgment by)

374
Delaware, collection district, 236 Kentucky,

431, 823
district courts,

367
Desertion, from the Army,
37 Lands,

432
- the Navy,

626 -North West of the Ohio, 448
Destroying vessels,

162

-South and West of the Ohio, 500
Detroit collection district,

282 --for Military Bounties, 551
Discipline, military,

598 Land Office,

501, 510, 514
Docks,
620 Larceny of Records,

159
Laws, publication of,

702
Electors of President,
699 Library of Congress,

565
Embassadors,

Light-Money,

174
Engineers,
38, 57 Light Houses,

570
Equity powers of Courts,

372

Chesapeake Bay, 570
Erie, collection district,

-Cape Hatteras, 571
Erroneous entries in Land Office, 439

-Shell Castle,
Error, writs of,

387

Kennebec River,
Evans's patent

661

-Georgetown, S. C.
Evidence,

377
-Salem,

573
Executions,

-Cape Cod,

573
Exempts, (militia,)

597

-Eaton's Neck, 574
Extortion,

383

-Old point Comfort, 574

Martha's Vineyard, 575
Fisheries,

329, 615

New London, 575
Flags,

375

-New Bedford, S 576
Florida,

335
-Gloucester,

576
Foreign Coin,

254

-New point Comfort, 576
Forgery,

159

Faulkner's Island, 577
Furloughs,

41

-Plymouth Harbour, 577

Piscataqua River, 577
Gallipolis,

447

-Connecticut River, 578
Gaols,

153, 161

-St. Mary's River, 578
Genessee collection district, 294

-St. Simon's Island, 579
Georgia,

378, 679

-Mississippi River, 569

-Cape Lookout, 579
Habeas Corpus,
372 Limitation of Office,

649
Half Pay,
37 Lost-Land warrants,

564
Harbours,
579 Louisiana,

411, 586
Health Laws,

338
Hospitals, navy,

637 Magazines, (see Arsenals)
680 Maiming,

156
Maine,

425, 589
341, 425 Manifests,

191
Indiana,
344, 417 Manslaughter,

155, 156

282

572
572
572

373

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Hulks,

Illinois,

INDEX.

Page.

Navy,

69

Page.
Mariners,

590 Post Office and Post Roads, 682
Marshals,
2, 97, 375, 402 Practice,

386
Maryland collection district, 276 President,

699
-district courts,

367 Priority of payment,
Massachusetts, collection district, 269 Printing for Congress,

131
-district courts, 387 Privateer pension fund,

669
Michigan,
593 Prize goods,

176
Michilimackinack,
283 Protections,

745
Military bounty lands,
551 Public buildings,

754
Military Academy,
39, 57 Public debt,

709
Militia,
596 Publication of the laws,

702
-pensions,

662, 670 Purser's bonds,
Mint,

108
Misprision of treason,
154 Quarantines,

338
Mississippi,

538, 605
-claims,
500 Rations,

· 34, 35, 39, 634
-stock,
608 Redemption of lands,

813
-collection district, 291 Register of Offices,

703
Missouri,
611 Registry of vessels,

762
Monument, to Washington, 755 Reporter of Supreme Court, 416

Rescue,

154, 159
Names of public ships,
648 Reversal of Judgment,

374
Natchez,
513, 516 Revenue Cutters,

243
Naturalization,

703, 753 Revolutionary pensioners, 663
Navigation,

614 Rhode Island, collection district, 272,
Navigable Rivers, 452, 459, 505, 523

-289
619

-district Courts, 400
Navy Department,

519 Riflemen,
Ne exeats,
385 Roads,

731
New Hampshire,

269
New Jersey,
275, 295 Salt springs,

450
New York,
274 Salvage,

627
North Carolina,
280, 291 Scire-facias,

372
New Trials,
373 Seal of the United States,

807
Seat of government,

340
Oath-military,
38, 41 Seamen,

740
Offices limited,

649

sick and disabled, '621, 740
Ohio,
380 Secretary of State,

806
Obstructing process,

159
Ordinance, of 1778, appendix,

of the Navy,

619
Ordnance,

66
of the Treasury,

824

Settlers on public lands, 434, 438
Paintings to be executed, 656 Ships or vessels,
Patents,
424, 656 Shipping articles,

740
Passenger ships,
794 Sinking fund,

713
Pay-army,

35 Slave trade,
- navy,
619 Spanish vessels in distress,

174
Penal laws,
153 Standing mute,

160
Pennsylvania, collection district, 276 Stay of execution,

373
-- district court, 387, 422, Steam boats,

792
428 Stocks, (public)

709
Pensions,
37, 604, 662 Subpoenas,

386
Piers in the Delaware, 278, 595 Surplus fund,

829
Pilots,
679 Survey of the coast,

808
Piracy,
155, 170 Surveyor general,

448
Plaster of Paris,
678 Symmes, (J. C.)

447
Power of Attorney,
Ports and Harbours,

679 Tariff,

96, 182, 184
Ports of entry,
283, 289, 290 Taxes,

809
5 o

of War

758

796

76

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