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and any angry regulations. Besides the vain attempts to supply their par respective treasuries by imposts , which turned their commerce into the ports of the neighbouring ports, and even to co-erce a relaxation of the British monopoly of of the W. Inda. navigation, which was attempted by Virga. [see the Journal of ] the States having ports for foreign commerce, taxed & irritated the adjoining States, trading thro' them, as N. Y. Pena. Virga. & S. Carolina. Some of the States, as Connecticut, taxed imports as from Massts. higher than imports for even from G. B. of wch. Massts. complained to Virga. and doubtless to other States [see letter of J. M. In other States I was having sundry instances as of N. Y. Dw. N. J. Pa. & Maryd. [see] The navigation laws treated the Citizens other States as aliens.
     In certain cases the authy. of the Confederacy was violated disregarded, as in violations not only of the Treaty of peace; but of Treaties with France & Holland, which were complained of to Congs.
     In other cases the Fedl. authy was violated by Treaties & wars with Indians, as by Geo: by Troops raised & kept up witht. the consent of Congs. as by Massts- by compacts witht. the consent of Congs. as between Pena. and N. Jersy. and between Virga. & Maryd. From the Legisl: Journals of Virga. it appears, that a vote refusing to apply for a sanction of Congs. was followed by a vote rejectin[?] agst. a communication of the Compact to Congs.
     Violation of In the internal administration of the States a violation of Contracts had become familiar in the form of depreciated paper made a legal tender, in of property substituted for money, of Instalment laws, and of inter the occlusions of interference with the Courts, and the Courts of Justice; it being although evident that all such interferences affected the rights of other States, relatively creditor, as well as Creditors Citizens Creditors & within the State
     Among the defects which had been severely felt and foreseen, was that of a uniformity in cases requiring it, as laws of naturalizer, bankruptcy, of a Coercive sanction to the a Fedl acts; of a gua authority operating on individuals not States and guaranty of the internal tranquility of the States. and especially a ratification of the Fedl. Govt. by the people, instead of the Govts. of the States