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The United States

Post  lasayiy on Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:35 am

The United States

The United States in Congress assembled shall have the sole and exclusive right and power of determining on peace and war, except in the cases mentioned in the sixth article—of sending and receiving em¬bassadors—entering into treaties and alliances—of regulating the trade of the States, as well with foreign nations as with each other, and of laying such Tory Burch Shoes impost and duties upon imports and exports as may be ne¬cessary for the purpose; provided, that the citizens of the States shall in no case be subjected to pay higher imposts and duties than those im¬posed on the subjects of foreign powers; provided, also, that the legis¬lative power of the several States shall not be restrained Tory Burch Flats from prohibit¬ing the importation or exportation of any species of goods or commodi¬ties whatsoever; provided, also, that all such duties as may be imposed shall be collected under the authority, and accrue to the use, of the State in which the same shall be payable; and provided, lastly, that every act of Congress for the above purpose shall have the assent of uMae d by Google nine States in Congress assembled—of establishing rules for deciding in all cases what captures on land or water shall be legal, and in what manner prizes taken by land or naval forces in Tory Burch Outlet the service of the United States shall be divided or appropriated—of granting letters of marque and reprisal in time of peace—appointing courts for the trial of piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and establishing courts for re-ceiving and determining finally appeals in all cases of captures; provided that no member of Congress shall be appointed judge of any of the said courts." That the following letter be addressed to the legislature of the several States, showing the principles on which the above alteration is pro¬posed : The United States having formed treaties of commerce with the most Christian king the King of Sweden, and the states-general of the United Netherlands; and having appointed ministers with full authority to enter into treaties with other powers, upon such principles of reciprocity as may promote their peace, harmony, and respective interests,—it be¬comes necessary that such internal arrangements should be made as may strictly comport with the faith of those treaties, and insure success to their future negotiations. But, in the pursuit of the means necessary for the attainment of these ends, considerable difficulties arise.

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