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Signing the Declaration of Independence

From the painting by
Charles E. A. Dumaresa

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Copyright, 1910
By P. F. COLLIER & Son

CONTENTS

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THE VOYAGES TO VINLAND (c. 1000) . . . . . . . . i 5

THE LETTER OF COLUMBUS TO LUIS DE SANT ANGEL AN-

NOUNCING HIS DISCOVERY (1493) . . . . . . . . 22

AMERIGO VESPUCCI'S ACCOUNT OF His First VOYAGE (1497).

JOHN CA ot's DISCOVERY OF NORTH AMERICA (1497) ... 47

FIRST CHARTER OF VIRGINIA (1606).......

THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT (1620) ...... 02

THE FUNDAMENTAL ORDERS OF CONNECTICUT (1639) ... 63

THE MASSACHUSETTS BODY OF LIBERTIES (1641) ...

ARBITRARY GOVERNMENT DESCRIBED AND THE GOVERNMENT OF

THE MASSACHUSETTS VINDICATED FROM THAT ASPERSION,

BY JOHN WINTHROP (1644). ...........

THE INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT (1653) . . . . . . . 113

A HEALING QUESTION, BY SIR HENRY VANE (1656) ... 126

JOHN Eliot's BRIEF NARRATIVE (1670) . . . .. 147

DECLARATION OF RIGHTS (1765) . . . . . . . . . . . 157

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (1776) ...

THE MECKLENBURG DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (1775). 166

ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION (1777) ............

ARTICLES OF CAPITULATION, YORKTOWN (1781). .....

TREATY WITH GREAT BRITAIN (1783). ........

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES (1787). .....

THE FEDERALIST, Nos. I AND 2 (1787) ........212

OPINION OF CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL, IN THE CASE OF

McCULLOCH VS. THE STATE OF MARYLAND (1819) .. 222

WASHINGTON'S FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS (1789) ....

TREATY WITH THE Sıx NATIONS (1794) . . . . . . . . 246

WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS (1796) ....... 250

TREATY WITH FRANCE (LOUISIANA PURCHASE) (1803) . . 267

TREATY WITH GREAT BRITAIN (END OF WAR OF 1812) (1814) 273

ARRANGEMENT AS TO THE NAVAL FORCE TO BE RESPECTIVELY

MAINTAINED ON THE AMERICAN LAKES (1817)... 283

UC XLIII (1)

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