History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States: With Notices of Its Principal Framers, Volume 1

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Contents

Efforts to procure Cessions from the States
292
Provision for admitting New States into the Union
298
Cession of Lands by South Carolina
301
Political Difficulties in the Management of this Territory
308
The United States insist on the Right to navigate the Mississippi
314
Their Complaints of Congress
320
Decay AND FAILURE OF THE CONFEDERATION PROGRESS OF OPINION
328
Important Centres of Opinion
334
Action of Virginia
340
The Revenue System again rejected by the New York Legislature
346
Objections to it in Congress 352355
352
It impels Congress to Action
358
Importance of the Sanction of the Old Government in the Formation
364
Washingtons Opinions 370
370
Assembling of the Convention
374
CHAPTER VII
380
Qualities of the Framers of the Constitution 386
387
The New Government established without Violence
393
Receives Official Notice of his Appointment to the Convention
399
The Idea of a Monarchical Government entertained to some Extent
402
His Birth and Education
408
Drafts the Act of Virginia appointing Delegates to the Federal Con
426
Appointed one of the Commissioners to Annapolis
427
CHAPTER X
433
CHAPTER XI
440
CHAPTER XII
448
CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY
454
Note on the Abolition of the SlaveTrade
460
CHAPTER XV
480
CHAPTER XVI
486
Representation of New Jersey on the Articles of Confederation
493
Instructions of the General Assembly of Maryland to their Dele
501
Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union between the States
509
Members of the Convention which formed the Constitution
516

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Page 510 - The better to secure and perpetuate mutual friendship and intercourse among the people of the different States in this Union, the free inhabitants of each of these States, paupers, vagabonds, and fugitives from justice excepted, shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of free citizens in the several States; and the people of each State shall have free ingress and regress to and from any other State, and shall enjoy therein all the privileges of trade and commerce, subject to the same duties,...
Page 207 - STATES, and to consist of one delegate from each state; and to appoint such other committees and civil officers as may be necessary for managing the general affairs of the United States under their...
Page 305 - And, in the just preservation of rights and property, it is understood and declared that no law ought ever to be made or have force in the said Territory that shall, in any manner whatever, interfere with or affect private contracts, or engagements, bona fide, and without fraud previously formed.
Page 213 - Congress be authorized to make such requisitions in proportion to the whole number of white and other free citizens and inhabitants, of every age, sex, and condition...
Page 308 - And whenever any of the said States shall have sixty thousand free inhabitants therein such State shall be admitted by its delegates into the Congress of the United States on an equal footing with the original states in all respects whatever, and shall be at liberty to form a permanent constitution and State government.
Page 512 - States shall be divided or appropriated ; of granting letters of marque and reprisal in times of peace, appointing courts for the trial of piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and establishing courts for receiving and determining finally appeals in all cases of captures, provided that no member of Congress shall be appointed a judge of any of the said courts.
Page 512 - When land forces are raised by any state for the common defence, all officers of or under the rank of colonel shall be appointed by the legislature of each state respectively by whom such forces shall be raised, or in such manner as such state shall direct, and all vacancies shall be filled up by the state which first made the appointment. ARTICLE VIII. All charges of war and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defence or general welfare, and allowed by the United States in congress...
Page 511 - No State shall engage in any war without the consent of the United States in Congress assembled, unless such State be actually invaded by enemies, or shall have received certain advice of a resolution being formed by some nation of Indians to invade such State, and the danger is so imminent as not to admit of a delay, till the United States in Congress assembled can be consulted...
Page 147 - ... for the defence and welfare of the United States or any of them, nor emit bills, nor borrow money on the credit of the United States...
Page 514 - State should raise a greater number of men than the quota thereof, such extra number shall be raised, officered, clothed, armed, and equipped in the same manner as the quota of such State, unless the legislature of such State shall judge that such extra number cannot be safely spared out of the same, in which case they shall raise, officer, clothe, arm, and equip as many of such extra number as they judge can be safely spared.

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