||the.high seas,"and establishing courtSi.for receiving and. determining jpallyi appeals in, all. cases of captures*./, pro.vide.d',,,thafc'no : member ,oÂ£r .Confess shall be appointed a.judge ^6Â£; any. of the said courts;'!! MUfT.iie,(United- States, in Congress assembled,bshall 'also be the last â- jresort^n*appeal in all .disputes arid, differencesrmow subsisting^ or Ithat jhereafter miiy arise,.; betweeiiitwoi or more" (states ^concerning .boundary, jurisdiction, or .any other ;cause; whateveryiwbich iauthor-jty;;shall, always, be exercised in the manner.- followingt-rriWheiaeVer the legislative or executive authority or lawful.agent of;;ariyrstate in .controversy, with anothershall present a petition to Gphgress', s>ta'ting thef-matter in, question, and: praying for a hearing;' notice: .thereof â- shall;be given, by order of Congress to the legislative ov .execiittve ^authority of the other,state in controversy,;;:arid a day assigned, fo-r the appearance of the partie&,',by .their -lawful' agents. ;who!!S'hal'l then be .directed to appoint by joint consent commissioners or judges to ,constitute ia court for hearing and determining the matter in question" but if,they cannot agree,; .Congress;.;shall name three persons out of, each of, the United States, and; from; the list, of such: persons each party shall alternately ^strike-, put one,; the petitioners beginning wntil,thenumber shall be^reducedv,to,thirteent;jand from thatiinuini-ber,notless,than seven.or tojorejthan jklne-,names; !as 'CongresS'shall direct^ shall-, in;the^-presence' of- Congress; be drawn butbylot; and the:persons;iWho'senamesi shall be' so. di*a:wni'Ornany five:of them, ghall.be commissioners or judge.Sj to. hear; arid, finally determine the controversy, so always as;ia major part;.-of the judges, who shall hear,,th;e,causei! shall agree, in the, determination:-;>.and if either-party shall neglect .to, attend;,at the dayiappointed, â- withaut^showing: rea1-spns which Congress sjiall judge sufficient, or-being present shalLre-" fuÂ§e to.strike.,..the Congress. shalLpr.oceedto:nominate three-persons â- put of each ,state, aftd_the secretary of Congress shall strike in behalf of such.party absent or refusing;; and ;the judgment;and sentence of tliie,c,purt tOj be/appointed in the.manner before prescribed,: shallibe finjiljand conclusive, ^nd.jf,any; of,the jpartiesjshall refuse toisubmit t,p;the;authority;of'such courti,or;to appear,--..or,..'defend their.claim.or c^use,><|he court shall nevertheless .!proc.eed to: pronounce! sentenioeor judgnpi;entj'(i which.shal-1-in ilike manner b,es final - and; -decisiivep the judgment, pr sentence and' other!rprpcee.dings,s beingiki ,either:; case transmitted .to Congress,! andledged lamang the ,:-acts3-!ofy Congress fÂ§r thei^eqiirity qf, ;the, parties: cpnoerne.d^; ;pi;ovided, itha't everly- comr n-iissioner> be,fore; lie :sjts, in judgment;! shall.take ranbaa'th-,;,i&ibe;ad.-ipjnisteredby.one ol theijudgesspfithe: supreme; oif superior'cpuirt of the state,;^;where theicause;shall> be^.triejdvt'/jweHiand^trul'yi^toijlijenT andj.determine, the matter: in question; aaeprding tt6; .the best -of ihis judgment,; with out. favor, (n ffiection t or j li.oipe, frfj f | re wia^d':' '1 pr.o vided *l:Sp, (Ithaf;,np,. state- shall *be â- jdeprivedhoi,,territory-.for:the benent.of the United States.