The process of negotiating pacts often involves the creation of joint committees, including members appointed by the governors of the countries under negotiation.  Other methods include direct negotiations by the governors themselves, the promotion of pacts by the National Conference of State Legislators and the adoption of a pact proposed by a state legislator and the invitation of that state to adopt other identical statutes.  States that negotiate notes themselves may invite representatives of the federal authorities to participate; When Congress invited negotiations on a water allocation pact that would involve the District of Columbia, a non-governmental jurisdiction whose legislative decree is subject to congressional review, Congress said that federal officials would be needed in negotiations.  Settlers also regarded their charters as compact. As Hamilton later said, George III was the King of America because of a pact between us and the kings of Great Britain. These colonies, Hamilton explained, were colonized by charters of kings who “made alliances with us… For a century and a half, Americans became accustomed to the idea that government existed with the agreement of the governed, that the people created a government, that they had done so through a written pact, and that the pact was their fundamental law. Both practical experience and revolutionary propaganda, the Americans believed in and negotiated the compact theory. Although the articles of the Confederation do not officially justify this theory, the letters of the members of the Continental Congress who framed the articles show that they considered themselves a pact for the State Union, and the federalist #21 refers to “the social pact between states… At the Philadelphia Constitutional Assembly of 1787 james madison, said that delegates had gathered for “a pact by which an authority was created in an exceptional way for the parties, and to make laws for the government of them.” “George washington, on behalf of the “Federal Assembly,” when the new Constitution was sent to the Congress of the Confederacy for submission to the states, drew an analogy of the compact theory: individuals left a state of nature leaving some freedom for the rest, and states gave some of their sovereignty.