"An Old Whig"

The "An Old Whig" wrote a series of 8 articles that appeared in the Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer between October 12, 1787, and February 6, 1788. He argued that delegated powers in the Constitution were too broad.

The letters did not have titles. The titles shown are the editor's.

1The constitution once established never can be altered or amended1787Oct12
2Every power not expressly given must be reserved1787Oct17
3Treaty clause too dangerous1787Oct20
4 Bill of Rights needed1787Oct27
5What Bill of Rights must include1787Nov1
6Taxation power too broad1787Nov2
7Convention lacked authority, need new one1787Nov28
8Amendments needed before ratification1788Feb6

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