This certification is published in the Federal Register and U. Both characterizations, as noted above, are correct. Adoption of the alternative view, that Congress has no role but that the appropriate executive official has the sole responsibility, would entail different consequences.
Contemporaneously, the legislatures of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina rejected ratification resolutions. The contract prohibits either man from talking about it, or disclosing any details, prior to a specified stage of development.
One has never been used. The second prohibition was not given an expiration date and remains in effect. In short any condition whatever must vitiate the ratification.