summary of the "Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union"

I The Stile of this Confederacy shall be "The United States of America".

II Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence

III The said States hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship

IV ... entitled to all privileges and immunities of free citizens in the several States;

V No State shall be represented in Congress by less than two, nor more than seven members . . each State shall have one vote.

VI No State shall lay any imposts or duties, which may interfere with any stipulations in treaties, entered into by the United States in Congress

VII ... all officers of or under the rank of colonel, shall be appointed by the legislature of each State respectively, by whom such forces shall be raised,

VIII All charges of war... shall be supplied by the several States in proportion to the value of all land within each State, granted or surveyed for any person,

IX Congress assembled shall also be the last resort on appeal in all disputes .... shall have authority to appoint a committee, to sit in the recess of Congress,

X The Committee of the States, or any nine of them, shall be authorized to execute, in the recess of Congress, such of the powers of Congress as the United States in Congress assembled, by the consent of the nine States,

XI 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.

XII All bills of credit emitted, monies borrowed, and debts contracted by,

XIII Every State shall abide by the determination of the United States in Congress assembled, on all questions which by this confederation are submitted to them. And the Articles of this Confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the Union shall be perpetual