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244                               POLITICAL SCIENCE.
All privileges of ingress and egress, and all duties or imposi-
tions in each state, are common to the free citizens of all the
states ; extradition between the states and full credit to judi-
cial documents, shall be everywhere allowed. Delegates shall
meet annually on the first of November, not less than two
nor more than seven from each state, and every state, through
these delegates, shall have but one vote. Of course the vote
of a state might be made null by disagreement of the dele-
gates of any single state, when there was an even number of
them. Every state was to pay its own delegates. The states
are forbidden, without the consent of the United States, to
hold any diplomatic intercourse with foreign countries, to
make treaties or alliances with one another, to lay imposts
contrary to any treaty of congress, to keep up vessels of war
in time of peace, and maintain forces except with the consent
of the United States, and in such numbers as the United
States might allow. Nor should any state make war unless
actually invaded, or unless danger of invasion from the Indians
should be imminent, nor grant any letters of marque except
against nations with which the United States were at war, and
under regulations by congress established, except during ex-
posure to attacks from pirates. The expenses of war were
to be defrayed out of a common treasure to which the states
shall contribute in proportion to the value of their improved
land and buildings, the taxes to be laid and levied by the
several states within the time agreed upon in congress. To
congress was to belong the right of making war, peace, alli-
ances and treaties, provided no treaty should restrain a state
from imposing the same duties on foreigners which should be
laid on their own people, or from prohibiting the importation
or exportation of any article whatsoever ; also the right of
granting letters of marque in time of peace, of making rules
concerning capture by forces of the United States, and of set-
ting up courts of appeal in all cases of capture, and for trial
of piracies and felonies on the high seas. Disputes between
two states concerning jurisdiction, boundary, or for other
cause, were to be settled by a kind of court of arbitration es-