Title to Submerged Lands Beneath Tidal and Navigable Water: Joint Hearings...on S. 1988 and Similar House Bills. Feb. 23-28, Mar. 1-6, 8-9, 15, 17-18, 1948

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Stran 352 - The said States hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship with each other, for their common defense, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare, binding themselves to assist each other, against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them, or any of them, on account of religion, sovereignty, trade or any other pretence whatever...
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