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The power of declaring war
and concluding peace, of contracting alliances,
of issuing letters of marque and reprisal, of
raising and introducing armed forces, of
building armed vessels, forts, or strongholds,
of coining money or regulating its value, of
regulating weights and measures, we leave to
be exercised under the authority of the Confederation;
but in all cases respecting them
which are out of the said Confederation, they
shall be exercised by the Governor, under
the regulation of such laws as the Legislature
may think it expedient to pass.—
Proposed Constitution for Virginia. Washington ed. viii, 446. Ford ed., iii, 326.