Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 84, page 264 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
... gain such admission the State must apply to Congress, with a constitution Republican in form; and upon an act of Congress authorizing such admission, duly approved and signed by the President of the United States , such State becomes a member of the confederacy.
If one State, being thus admitted, can withdraw at pleasure, by passing an act or ordinance of Secession, and cancel a solemn covenant by one party ...
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