Daily Bites of Articles of Confederation: #8 Congress responsible for State Boundary Disputes
PEARL LEONA STURGIS
·MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
The Patriots Daily Bites of American History , Articles of Confederation Series #8
Articles of Confederation
Article 9 paragraph 2:
The United States in congress assembled shall also be the last resort on appeal on all disputes on differences now subsisting or that hereafter may arise between two or more States concerning boundaries, jurisdictions or any other cause whatsoever, which authority shall always be exercised in the manner following: Whenever the legislative or executive authority or lawful agent of any State in controversy with another State shall present a petition to congress stating the manner in question and praying for a hearing, notice thereof shall be given by order of the congress to the legislative or executive authority of the other State in controversy a day assigned for the appearance of the parties by their lawful agents. who shall then be directed to appoint by joint consent, commissioners or judges to constitute a court for hearing and determining the matter in question: But, if they can not agree congress shall name 3 persons out of each of the United States and from the list of such persons, each party shall alternately strike out one, the petitioners beginning until the numbers be reduced to 13 and from that number not less than 7 and no more than 9 names as congress shall direct shall in the presence of congress be drawn out by lot and the persons whose names shall be so drawn or any 5 of the persons whose names are drawn shall be commissioned as judges to hear and finally determine the controversy so always as a major part of the judges who hear the cause shall agree in the determination.
(to be continued)
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