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Published under the direction of the President of the United States, conformably to
Resolution of Congress of March 27, 1818, and April 21, 1820.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THOMAS B. WAIT.
CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATION.
HISTORY OF THE CONFEDERATION.
RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS OF MARCH 27, 1818.
Resolution directing the Publication and Distribution of the Journal
and Proceedings of the Convention which formed the present Con. stitution of the United States.
ESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Journal of the Convention which formed the present Con. stitution of the United States, now remaining in the office of the Secretary of State, and all Acts and Proceedings of that Convention, which are in possession of the government of the United States, be published under the direction of the President of the United States, together with the Secret Jour. nals of the Acts and Proceedings, and the Foreign Correspondence of the Congress of the United States, from the first meeting thereof down to the date of the ratification of the definitive treaty of peace between Great Britain and the United States, in the year seventeen hundred and eighty-three, except such parts of the said foreign correspondence as the President of the United States may deem it improper at this time to. publish. And that one thousand copies thereof be printed, of which one copy shall be furnished to each member of the present Congress, and the residue shall remain subject to the future disposition of Congress.
[Approved March 27, 1818.]
RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS OF APRIL 21, 1820.
Resolution to authorize the Publication of part of the Secret Journal of
Congress, under the Articles of Confederation. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secret Journal, together with all the Papers and Docu