Article 6, Clause 1
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution as under the Confederation.
|1.||Articles of Confederation, art. 12, 1 Mar. 1781|
|2.||Records of the Federal Convention|
|3.||James Madison, Federalist, no. 43, 295--96, 23 Jan. 1788|
|4.||Elbridge Gerry, Public Credit, House of Representatives, 25 Feb. 1790|
|5.||Alexander Hamilton to Edward Carrington, 26 May 1792|