No state may send a message to a royal prince or state or receive a message from a king or enter into a conference agreement, alliance or treaty with a royal prince or state without the consent of the United States to Congress; no person holding any profit or trust function under the United States, or any of them, may accept gifts, pardons, offices or titles of any kind from a king, prince or foreign state; Nor will the United States be reunited in Congress, nor will it grant any title of nobility to any of them. Each state must comply with the provisions of the United States in Congress compiled on all matters submitted to it by this Confederation. And the articles of this confederation will be inviolably observed by every state, and unification will be eternal; nor can changes be made to any of them at any time in the process; Unless such an amendment is approved by a U.S. Congress and subsequently approved by the legislators of each state. Elliot`s Debates provides a summary of the ratification process of the Articles of Confederation, a transcript of Thomas Jefferson`s notes on the Confederacy debate, and another copy of the articles. The Committee of States, or nine of them, shall be authorized, during the recess of Congress, to exercise the powers of congress which the United States has convened in Congress with the consent of nine States, from time to time deemed appropriate to endow them with those States; provided that no power is delegated to the said Committee, the exercise of which requires the vote of nine states in the United States Congress under the Articles of Confederation. Two or more states may not conclude a treaty, confederation or alliance between them without the consent of the United States to Congress, which specifies the very purposes for which it is to be concluded and how long it must last. Canada, which adheres to this confederation and adheres to the measures of the United States, is admitted to this Union and is entitled to all the advantages of this Union: but no other colony can be admitted to it unless this inclusion is approved by nine states. The United States in Congress is also the last resort on appeal in all disputes and disputes that currently exist or may arise later between two or more States regarding borders, jurisdiction or other grounds; which authority is always exercised in the following way. And considering that the Great Governor of the World has been pleased to tilt, approve and empower the hearts of the legislators we represent in Congress to ratify the aforementioned articles of Confederation and Eternal Union. Know that by virtue of the authority and authority given to us for this purpose, we, the undersigned delegates, ratify and fully confirm, through those present, on behalf of and on behalf of our respective electors, each of the aforementioned Articles of Confederation and Eternal Union, as well as all questions and things contained therein: And we continue to solemnly commit ourselves and to commit ourselves to the faith of our respective voters, that they will abide by the decisions of the United States in Congress, which are united on all matters submitted to them by the said Confederation. And that its articles will be inviolably respected by the States we represent and that the Union will be eternal.
Browse the Journals of the Continental Congress with the word ”Confederation” or the phrase ”Articles of Confederation” for more information on the subject. After the Declaration of Independence, members of the Continental Congress understood that it would be necessary to establish a national government. Congress began discussing the form this administration would take on July 22 and disagreed on a number of issues, including whether representation and voting would be proportional or state-to-state. Disagreements delayed the final confederation discussions until October 1777. At that time, the British conquest of Philadelphia had made the issue more urgent. .