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By the United States in Congress assembled, April 7, 1781 : be it ordained, and it is hereby ordained by the United States in Congress assembled, that the following instructions be observed by the captains or commanders of private armed vessels, commissioned by letters of marque or general reprisals, or otherwise by the authority of the United States in Congress assembled. (David C. Claypoole, 1781)
Colony of Massachusett's-Bay, 1776 : we the subscribers, do each of us severally for ourselves, profess, testify and declare, before God and the world, that we verily believe that the war, resistance and opposition in which the United American Colonies are now engaged, against the fleets and armies of Great-Britain, is on the part of the said colonies, just and necessary ... (Benjamin Edes, 1776)