THE

DEBATES

IN THE SEVERAL

STATE CONVENTIONS

ON THE ADOPTION OF THE

FEDERAL CONSTITUTION

AS RECOMMENDED BY THE

GENERAL CONVENTION AT PHILADELPHIA

IN

1787

TOGETHER WITH THE

JOURNAL OF THE FEDERAL CONVENTION

LUTHER MARTIN'S LETTER

YATES MINUTES

CONGRESSIONAL OPINIONS

VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY RESOLUTIONS OF '98 - '99

AND

OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION

IN FIVE VOLUMES

SECOND EDITION, WITH CONSIDERABLE ADDITIONS
COLLECTED AND REVISED FROM CONTEMPORARY PUBLICATIONS

BY JONATHAN ELLIOT


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CONTENTS.

VOLUME I.

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction by Jon Roland
HTML Version Federal Constitution
Ante-Revolutionary History
Approaches towards Independence
HTML Version Declaration of Independence
Political Rights and Sovereignty
Occurrences incident to Act of Confederation
Official Action accompanying Act of Confederation
Confederation
Debates
 Articles
Objections of certain States
Proceedings which led to the Adoption of the Constitution
The Federal Convention
Ratifications
Amendments Proposed
 Luther Martin's Letter
Yate's Minutes
Yates and Lansing's Letter
Edmund Randolph's Letter
Sherman and Ellsworth's Letter
Elbridge Gerry's Letter
George Mason's Objections
John Jay's Address
Richard Henry Lee's Letter
Gouverneur Morris's Letter to General Washington
Gouverneur Morris to Thomas Pickering
James Madison to Mr. Sparks

VOLUME II.

Index by Speakers' Names
HTML Version HTML Version Convention of Massachusetts
HTML Version HTML Version Convention of Connecticut
HTML Version HTML Version Convention of New Hampshire
HTML Version HTML Version Convention of New York
Circular
HTML Version HTML Version Convention of Pennsylvania
HTML Version HTML Version Harrisburg Proceedings
HTML Version HTML Version Convention of Maryland

VOLUME III.

HTML Version HTML Version Convention of Virginia
Resolutions; proposed Ratification
The Question; Ayes and Noes
Ratification; Form
Bill of Rights
Amendments proposed
The Question; Ayes and Noes

VOLUME IV.

HTML Version HTML Version Convention of North Carolina
Declaration of Rights
Amendments proposed
The Question on Adoption
South Carolina
HTML Version HTML Version in Legislature
HTML Version HTML Version in Convention
The Question on Ratification
HTML Version HTML Version Ovum Reipublicæ — the Congress of 1765
HTML Version HTML Version Opinions, from 1789 to 1836, involving Constitutional Principles, from Congressional Debates, &c.
HTML Version Virginia Resolutions of 1798, by Mr. Madison
Answers of the States
Kentucky Resolutions, by Mr. Jefferson
HTML Version Of 1798
HTML Version Of 1799
HTML Version Report on the Virginia Resolutions, by Mr. Madison
President Jackson's Proclamation on the Ordinances of South Carolina
Mr. Madison's Letter on the Tariff, and Banks
Mr. Jefferson on Banks
Mr. Madison to Mr. Stevenson, on Debts, &c.
Gen. Alexander Hamilton on Banks
Various Papers on the Veto Power
HTML Version HTML Version Digest of Decisions in the Courts of the Union, involving Constitutional Principles

VOLUME V.

Debates in the Congress of the Confederation
From November 4, 1782, to June 21, 1783
From February 19 to April 25, 1787
Letters of Mr. Madison prior to the Convention of 1787
To Edmund Randolph, New York, February 25, 1787
To Edmund Randolph, New York, March 11, 1787
To Thomas Jefferson, New York, March 19, 1787
To Edmund Randolph, New York, April 8, 1787
HTML Version Debates in the Federal Convention, reported by Mr. Madison
Letters written after the Adjournment of the Federal Convention
To General Washington, New York, September 30, 1787
To Edmund Randolph, New York, October 21, 1787
To Thomas Jefferson, New York, October 24, 1787
To General Washington, New York, October 28, 1787
To Edmund Randolph, New York, November 18, 1787
To Edmund Randolph, New York, December 2, 1787
To Thomas Jefferson, New York, December 20, 1787
To General Washington, New York, December 20, 1787
To Edmund Randolph, New York, January 10, 1788
To Edmund Randolph, New York, January 27, 1788
To General Washington, New York, February 3, 1788
To Edmund Randolph, New York, March 3, 1788
To Edmund Randolph, New York, July 2, 1788
To Edmund Randolph, New York, July 16, 1788
To Edmund Randolph, New York, July 22, 1788
To Edmund Randolph, New York, August 22, 1788
To Edmund Randolph, New York, September 24, 1788
To Edmund Randolph, New York, October 17, 1788
To Edmund Randolph, New York, November 2, 1788
Appendix to the Debates in the Federal Convention
No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4
No. 5

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