Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Articles of Confederation

For curiosity's sake, here is Article XI of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, which created the United States of America, legally binding as of March 1, 1781 (later overridden by some other fancy document):

Canada acceding to this confederation, and adjoining in the measures of the United States, shall be admitted into, and entitled to all the advantages of this Union; but no other colony shall be admitted into the same, unless such admission be agreed to by nine States.

For some reason, Canada never took them up on their offer.

The Wataugans tried, but only got seven states' support for the State of Franklin.

1 comment:

Sotosoroto said...

This all may seem random to you, but my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather David Davidson may, in fact, have been closely related to William Davidson who signed the petition for the State of Franklin, since David D. had a daughter Mary born in "east Tennessee" and later married to a man born in 1794.