Teachings of Patriots and Statesmen, Or the Founders of the Republic on Slavery (Classic Reprint)

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It was at the same time resolved by Congress that the Articles of Confederation, as they were called, should be presented to the legislature of each colony; and, if ratified, then their Delegates in Congress should, in that body, ap prove the same. The colonies seem to have been singularly tardy in ratifying the articles. They were not ratified by Maryland till the 3oth of January, 1781 New Jersey and Delaware also withheld their consent till some time during the year 1779; and it was not till after a circular-letter by Congress had been sent to the legislatures of the several colonies, appealing in the most patriotic terms to their love of country and to their sense of common danger, that the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the whole of the thirteen colonies. From that time they took the name of States, a name more sovereign and independent in signification. They were no longer colonies - dependencies of Great Britain.

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