To all to whom these Presents shall come, we the under. signed Delegates of the States affixed to our Names send greeting.
WHEREAS the Delegates of the United States of America in Congress assembled did on the fifteenth day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventyseven, and in the Second Year of the Independence of America agree to certain articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of Newhampshire, Massachusetts-bay, Rhodeisland and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North- Carolina, South-Carolina and Georgia in the Words following, viz.
"Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of Newhampshire, Massachusetts-bay, Rhodeisland and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina and Georgia.
ARTICLE I. The stile of this confederacy shall be "The United States of America."
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Publication information: Book title: The Fathers of the Constitution:A Chronicle of the Establishment of the Union. Contributors: Max Farrand - Author. Publisher: Yale University Press. Place of publication: New Haven, CT. Publication year: 1921. Page number: 175.
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