Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

1.William Blackstone, Commentaries 1:249--51, 1765
2.Articles of Confederation, art. 9, 1 Mar. 1781
3.Continental Congress, Apr. 1781
4.Records of the Federal Convention
5.Pierce Butler, South Carolina Legislature, 16 Jan. 1788
6.James Wilson, Legislative Department, Lectures on Law, 1791
7.Thomas Jefferson, The Anas, Nov. 1793
8.James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 2 Apr. 1798
9.Charles Lee, Treason, 21 Aug. 1798
10.Bas v. Tingy
11.Alexander Hamilton, The Examination, no. 1, 17 Dec. 1801
12.St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries 1:App. 269--72, 1803
13.Little v. Bareme
14.The Schooner Exchange v. McFaddon
15.Brown v. United States
16.James Kent, Commentaries 53-67, 1826
17.William Rawle, A View of the Constitution of the United States 109--11 1829 (2d ed.)
18.Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 3:§§ 1164--72, 1833