Journals of the Continental Congress

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Page 1188 - ... to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended, in all courts of record, or any other place whatsoever...
Page 894 - All charges of war and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defence or general welfare, and allowed by the United States in congress assembled, shall be defrayed out of a common treasury, which shall be supplied by the several states in proportion to the value of all land within each state, granted to or surveyed for any person...
Page 792 - The two contracting parties hereby reciprocally grant to each other the liberty of having, each in the ports of the other, Consuls, Vice Consuls, Agents, and Commissaries, of their own appointment, who shall enjoy the same privileges and powers as those of the most favored nations.
Page 1136 - That it be recommended to the legislatures of the several states to pass laws making it expressly the duty of the keepers of their jails to receive and safe keep therein all prisoners committed under the authority of the United States...
Page 877 - Neither of the two parties shall conclude either truce or peace with Great Britain without the formal consent of the other first obtained; and they mutually engage not to lay down their arms until the independence of the United States shall have been formally or tacitly assured by the treaty or treaties that shall terminate the war.
Page 1201 - States, and the Constitutions of the several states comprising the Union. pp. 409. 12 boards, uncut. Washington, 1820 856 CONSTITUTIONS (The) of the several Independent States of America; the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation between the said States; the Treaties between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America.
Page 892 - That it be an indispensible preliminary to the recognition of the independence of the people inhabiting the territory called Vermont and their admission into the federal Union, that they explicitly relinquish all demands of lands or jurisdiction on the east side of the west bank of Connecticut river...
Page 1135 - That the secretary of foreign affairs acquaint the ministers plenipotentiary of the United States, that it is the desire of Congress that they confer with the Marquis de Lafayette, and avail themselves of his information relative to the situation of public affairs in the United States. " That the secretary of foreign affairs further acquaint the minister plenipotentiary at the court of Versailles, that he will conform to the intention of Congress by consulting with and employing the assistance of...
Page 1153 - ... excepted, shall be null and void : but questions of this nature arising before, or which shall be undetermined at that day, shall be determined at any time during the war with Great- Britain, according to them, in the same manner as if this ordinance had never been made. It shall be lawful to capture and to obtain condemnation of the property herein after enumerated, if found below high water mark ; that is to say...
Page 1135 - That he be informed that, on a review of his conduct throughout the past campaign, aud particularly during the period in which he had the chief command in Virginia, the many new proofs which present themselves of his zealous attachment to the...

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