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CONSTITUTIONS

OF THE SEVERAL

INDEPENDENT STATES

. . : OF
A M E R I C A

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Declaration of Independence;

THE

ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

BETWEEN THE SAID STATES;

THE

TREATIES betweeń HIS MOST CHRISTIAN MAJESTY

and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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A D V E R T IS EM EN

By the E DITOR,
For J. STOCKDALE, in Piccadilly; and fold by J. WALKER

No. 44, in Pater-nofter-row.

M.DCC.LXXXII.
33. E: 740

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RESOLVED,

THAT a Committee of three be appointed to collect, and cause to be published, two bundréd correct copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, the Alliances between these United States and his Most Christian Majesty, with the Constitutions or Forms of Government of the ', several States, to be bound together in boards.

The members chofen, Mr. Bee, Mr. Witherspoon, and Mr. Wolcott.

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EDITOR'S ADVERTISEMENT.

AFTER the Colonies of North America had A completely renounced their allegiance to the Mother-Country, by their solemn Declaration of Independence, in the month of July, 1776, each of the States into which they were then divided, adopted different forms of independent governments, besides entering into a general treaty of confederation and union. These plans of new governments were completed at different times by the different States ; a final fanction having been given sooner by some to that form which they chose to adopt, and later by others: thus, the constitution of the Colony of Massachusetts was not finally settled till the month of March, 1780. The same difference in point of time also took place in regard to the respective acceflions of the new American States to the general treaty of confederation; the Colony of Maryland, for in. stance, having only acceded to it in the same month of March, 1780, that is, about four years after the Declaration of Independence. To these circumftances it is very probably owing, that no Collection containing the above new Constitutions, to gether, with the general treaty between the United States of North America, was for a long time published. At last, on the 29th of December,

1780,

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