The Constitution of the Jeffersonian Republic:
Article V - Provinces

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ARTICLE V - PROVINCES

SECTION 1. Full faith and credit shall be given in each Province to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other Province; and the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

SECTION 2. A Person charged in any Province with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another Province, shall, on demand of the executive authority of the Province from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the Province having jurisdiction of the crime.

No Person held to service or labor in one Province, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any Law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due.

SECTION 3. New Provinces may be admitted by the Congress into this Republic; but no new Province shall be formed by the junction of two or more Provinces, or parts of Provinces, without the consent of the legislatures of the Provinces concerned as well as of the Congress.

The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the Jeffersonian Republic; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the Jeffersonian Republic, or of any particular Province.

SECTION 4. The Jeffersonian Republic shall guarantee to every Province a Republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.


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