Posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on April 03, 1998 at 11:13:43:
In Reply to: If the US is a corporation are there documents... posted by DavidC on June 04, 1997 at 20:29:54:
: which show the articles of incorporation.
: When did this incorporation occur?
February 27, 1801, to wit:
"By the constitution of the United States,
Congress has power [see 1:8:17] to exercise
exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever
over the district, which, being ceded by
particular states, may become the seat of
the government of the Union. The District of
Columbia having been ceded for that purpose,
Congress passed an act [see 2 Stat. 103,
February 27, 1801], creating a municipal
corporation for the city of Washington [D.C.]
Clark v. The Corporation of Washington,
12 Wheat. 40 (1827) [brackets added
see also U.S. v. Eliason, 41 U.S. 291,
16 Peter 291, 10 L.Ed 968; and
U.S. v. Simms, 1 Cranch 255, 256 (1803);
also Articles of Confederation, Art. II
("United States, in Congress Assembled")
I hope this helps.
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Counselor at Law, Federal Witness
and Private Attorney General
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