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The names of the authors of documents are in boldface. The titles of documents are in
SMALL CAPITALS. The titles of books cited are in italics.

Appointing power, under the Constitu-

tion, 255.
Apportionment, of requisitions, 209; of
direct taxes, 245, 251; of representa-

tion, 245, 374.
Arms, right to bear, 125, 261.
Army, control of, 86, 208, 212, 250 ; ne-
groes in, 364-366. -

See also Standing
Army.
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, text,

204-216 ; contemporary exposition,

216-220; critical comment, 220–226.
Assizes, 14, 116.
Atlantic Monthly, 402.
Attainder, bill of, forbidden, 251, 252.
Attaint, writ of, 52.

ABBEYS, rights of founders, 19.

Abbott, Lyman, cited, 414.
ACT OF SETTLEMENT, text, 138-140 ;

contemporary exposition, 140; critical

comment, 140-141.
Adams, C. F., cited, 402, 440.
Adams, G. B., cited, 40.
Adams, John, on state governments,

170; Works, 173, 440; on Declaration
of Independence, 188-191; Familiar

Letters, 191, 440.
Adams, John Quincy, cited, 253; on

the Monroe Doctrine, 323; Memoirs,

325, 440.
Adjournment, of Parliament, 86, 92; of

colonial legislatures, 184; of Congress,
247, 248, 255.
AGREEMENT OF THE PEOPLE, text, 79-

85; critical comment, 100-114; a con-
stitution, 83; fundamentals of, 84.
Aids, imposition of, 13, 14, 44, 67; the

three, 13; for common benefit, 44.
Amendments, of Articles of Confedera-

tion, 215 ; to the Constitution, 261-
264, 373–375; how made, 258; limi-
tation to, 259; not to be hasty, 295;
Coffrothon, 375; Brown on, 376;
Blaine on, 376; effect of Fifteenth on

Fourteenth, 379.
America, European control of, 322-326.
American Historical Review, 41, 285,

440.
American History Leaflets, 204, 245,

373.
Amnesty, to King Charles' adherents,

82.
Andros, Sir Edmund, in New England,

143.
Anonymous, Plain State of the Argu-

ment, 145, 440; Proposals for uniting
the English Colonies, 147, 440; Amer.
ica's Appeal to the impartial World,
150, 440.

BAGEHOT, WALTER, cited, 31, 101,
Bail, not to be excessive, 125, 168, 262;

right to, 115-116, 233.
Bancroft, Frederic, cited, 371, 440.
Bancroft, George, cited, 240, 440; on

Dred Scott decision, 351.
Bankruptcy, control of, 250.
Bartholomew de Cotton, on foreign mili-

tary service, 45; Historia Anglicana,

45, 441.
Benevolences, forbidden, 67, 70; ex-

acted, 68.
Benton, Thomas H., on Dred Scott de-

cision, 349; Examination of the Dred

Scott Case, 351, 440.
BILL OF RIGhts, text, 122-132; con-

temporary exposition, 132; critical
comment, 132–137; of Virginia, 166 ;
of Northwest Territory, 233; of the

United States, 261.
Billeting. See Quartering,
Bills of credit, of colonies, 147; control

of 212, 213, 252.
Binney, Horace, cited, 309, 440.

Blackstone, Sir William, cited, 54, 118,

140, 441.
Blaine, James G., on the reconstruction

amendments, 376; Twenty Years of
Congress, 380, 441.
Blyth, Joseph, on Washington's Fare-

well Address, 308.
Bollen, William, Journals of Congress,

164.
Borgeaud, Charles, cited, 111, 176, 441.
Boston Herald, 399, 401.
Boutmy, Émilé, cited, 39, 441.
Brown, J. S., on the Thirteenth Amend.

ment, 376.
Bryce, James, cited, 177, 256, 282, 356,

381, 441.
Burgage, tenure, 17.
Burgess, J. W., cited, 411.
Burke, Edmund, cited, 27; on taxing

colonies, 162; Speech on Conciliation,

162; Works, 162, 441.
Burnet, Gilbert, on Habeas Corpus Act,

117; History of His Own Times, 117,
132, 140, 441; on Bill of Rights, 132;

on Act of Settlement, 140.
Burnet, Jacob, cited, 210, 441.

CA .

373; protection of, 374; state and
national, 343, 347.
Civil cases, jury trial in, 51, 168, 262.
Civil rights, ancient, to be respected,

13, 15, 128 ; equal protection of, guar-
anteed, 374; in colonies, 397. - See
also Personal liberty, Property, Re-
ligion.
Civil War, reunion, 358; disabilities

resulting from, 374; debt honored,
374 ; Southern debt repudiated, 375.
Cleveland, Grover, cited, 334.
Cobbett, William, Parliamentary His-

tory of England, 72, 79, 85, 441.
Cottin, Č. C., cited, 441.
Coffroth, A. H., on Thirteenth Amend-

ment, 375.
Coke, Sir Edward, cited, 27.
Colonies, New England charters, 143,

185; defended, 144; charges against,
144; control of, 144, 146, 161, 163; union
advised, 146; rights of legislation,
116; claim Magna Charta and rights
of British subjects, 144, 147, 149, 156,
160; charter rights of, 142-150; taxa-
tion and representation, 156, 159, 160,
161, 162; grants by, 159, 162 ; peti-
tion Parliament, 161 ; grievances of,
184. - See also Cuba, Philippines,

Porto Rico.
Commander-in-chief, 213; the president,

255.
Commerce, colonial, cut off, 185; con-

trol of, 207, 209, 250 ; uniform regu-
lation of, 252 ; policy of the United

States, 303.
Commissioners for Ecclesiastical Causes,

illegal, 125.
Common pleas, court of, to be station-
Common tribute, forbidden, 3.
Commonwealth of England, government

of, 85. — See also Council of State,

Parliament, Lord Protector.
Confederation, Articles of, 204-216; ob-

jects of, 205; limitations of power of
states in, 207; committee of the states,
212, 214; to be perpetual and supreme,
215; amendment of, 215; ratification
of, 215; Northwest Territory a part
of, 234. — See also Congress of the

Confederation.
CONFIRMATIO CHARTARUM, text, 43-

45 ; contemporary exposition, 45 ;

critical comment, 45-48.
Congress of the Confederation,

organization, 206, 213: votes in, 207;
immunities of members, 207; powers
of, 209–214; majority in, 213; NORTH-
WEST ORDINANCE, 228-236; territo-
rial delegate to, 233.

Capitaiion tax, to be apportioned
251.
Carlyle, Thomas, Life of Cromwell, 99,

411.
Carpenter, F. B., on the Emancipation
Proclamation, 366 ; Six Months the

White House, 367, 441.
Carteret, Lord, letter to, 142.
Castle-guard, 16.
Census, decennial, 245.
Chamberlain, Mellen, cited, 164.
Chancery, king's, 51.
Channing, Edward, cited, 180, 441.
Chaplin, Jeremiah, Words of our Hero,

366, 441.
Charles I., on the Petition of Right, 72;

Speech, 72 ; amnesty to his adherents,

82.
Charters, of Henry I., 2; Magna Charta,

9 ; Confirmatio Chartarum, 43 ; of
the Forest, 43 ; of New England, lost,
143, 185 ; recovered, 143; rights of

colonies under, 148, 149.
Chase, S. P., cited, 239, 441.
Chatham, Earl of. — See Pitt, William.
Chief Justice, at impeachment trials, 247.
Church, freed, 2, 10; of England, king

to commune with, 138. See also

Religion.
Citizens, of other States, rights of, 205,

257; of the United States, negroes,
312, 341, 345, 347; who are, 346, 347,

ary, 14.

Creasy, E. S., cited, 74, 118, 441.
Criminal Cases. — See Jury.
Cromwell, Oliver. Lord Protector, 95;

on Instrument of Government, 98.
Cromwell, Thomas, on Parliament, 35-

37.
Crown, election to, 2, 5, 6; interference

in parliamentary elections, 36, 124;
prerogative of, 72, 125, 144; conferred
by Parliament, 126, 129; succession
fixed, 127, 129, 130; king to commune
with Church of England, 138; restric-
tions on king's movements, 139; de-
fence of foreign dominions of, 139;

and colonies, 145, 149, 156-157, 184-
Cuva, condition of, 389; independence

recognized, 390; United States and,

390-394.
Curtis, Benjamin R., dissent from Dred

Scott decision, 346, 441.
Curtis, G. T., cited, 174, 441.
Custom duties, control of, 44, 249, 251,

252.
Cutler, W. P. and J. P., Life of Rev.

Manasseh Cutler, 238, 442; cited, 242.

186.

Congress, Continental, instructions

to agents, 164 ; advises formation of
state governments, 172, 173; Decla-
RATION OF INDEPENDENCE, 183-188;
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, 204-

216.
Congress of the United States, organi-

zation, 245; elections, 245-247 ; ses-
sions, 247, 255; quorum, 247 ; control
over members, 247, 248; journals, 218;
adjournient, 247, 248, 255; compen-
sation, 248; immunities, 248; yeas
and nays in, 218; members not eligi-
ble to office, 248 ; procedure of bills,
249; powers of, 249–251, 257, 258, 373-
375; limitations, 251-252, 254, 261-
263; interpretation of powers of, 313;
responsible for government of colo-
nies, 394, 398. - See also House of
Representatives, Senate.
Congressional Globe, 365, 366, 376, 441.
Congressional Record, 392, 441.
Constitution, defined, 148.
ConstituTION OF THE UNITED STATES,

text, 245-264, 373-375; contemporary
exposition, 264-273; critical comment,
273-283; why ordained, 245; how
amended, 258; amendments to, 261-
261, 373-375 ; supreme law, 259, 315;
when established, 260 ; Washington
on, 294 ; implied powers of, 313; ne-
groes not citizens under, 312, 344,
345; interpretation of, 343, 344 ;
slavery under, 315, 350; does not ex-
tend to territories, 349 ; and equal-
ity, 352. — See also Congress, United

States.
Contenement, 15, 145.
Contracts, obligations of, not to be im-

paired, 234, 252.
Cooley, T. M., cited, 276, 381, 441.
Copyrights and patents, laws for, 250.
CORONATION OATH AND CHARTER OF

Henry I., text, 1-5 ; contemporary
exposition, 5-6 ; critical comment,

6-8.
Cotton. - See Bartholomew.
Council of State, appointment of, 81, 85,

92, 93; powers of, 81, 94, 95; term,

81; trial of, 92; to take oath, 97.
Courts, for trials upon certain writs, 14;

common pleas to be stationary, 14;
pleas of the crown, 15; forest, 19;
illegal, 124, 125; of the Confederation,
210; of Northwest Territory, 229;
Congress to establish inferior, 250; of
the United States, 256; jurisdiction of,

256, 263; procedure in, 257, 262.
Coxe, Tench, on the Constitution, 271.
Cravens, J. A., on the Emancipation

Proclamation, 364.

DANA, R. H. cited, 329, 442.

Dane, Nathan, on Northwest Or-
dinance, 237.
Darrein presentment, trial upon writ of,

14.
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, text,

183-188; contemporary exposition,

188-192; critical comment, 192–203.
DECLARATION OF Rights, text, 166–

169; contemporary exposition, 169–

173; critical cominents, 173-181.
DECLARATION OF Rights and GRIEV-

ANCES OF THE COLONISTS IN AMER-
ICA, text, 155-157; contemporary ex-
position, 158–164; critical coinment,

161-166.
DEFENCE THE NEW-ExGLAND

CHARTERS, text, 142-144; contem-
porary exposition, 144-150; critical

comment, 150–154.
Delegated powers, 205, 263.
Delegates, to Congress of Confederation,

206; territorial, 233.
Despotism, from political partisanship,

296.
Dicey, A. V., cited, 120, 141, 442.
Dickinson, John, on the Constitution,

271.
Direct taxes, to be apportioned, 245,

251.
Dispensation of laws, 125, 168; forbid-

den, 131; exceptions, 131.
District of Columbia, control of, 251.

OF

Dower, 3, 12; preference to widow's

right of, 13.
DRED Scott Decision, text, 340–349;

contemporary exposition, 349-353;
critical comment, 354-357; statement

of the case, 341; dissent, 346.
Dummer, Jeremiah, DEFENCE OF

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHARTERS, 142–

144, 442
Dunning, W. A., cited, 369, 382, 412.

Fiske, John, cited, 202, 225, 442.
Ford, H. J., cited, 225, 412.
Ford, P. L., Pamphlets on the Constitu-

tion, 267, 271, 272, 442.
Foreign relations, power over, 86, 207,

209, 255, 256; alliances to be avoided,
301, 303; policy of the United States,

300-305, 322–326, 401.
Foreigners, removed, 19, 20; not eli-

gible to office, 139.
Forest, king's, retained, 4; reduced, 19;

court, attendance at, 19; abatement
of evil customs, 19; charter confirmed,

43.
Forster, John, 442.
Forsyth, William, cited, 57, 442.
Fortescue, Sir John, on civil procedure,

51; De Laudibus Legum Angliæ, 54,

442.
FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT, text, 373-

375; contemporary exposition, 376–

380; critical comment, 380-387.
Franklin, Benjamin, on Stamp Act, 158;

Political, Miscellaneous, and Philo-
sophical Pieces, 159; on the Constitu-

tion, 264.
Freedom, of the press, 168; of speech,

126, 207, 261.
Freeman, Edward, cited, 39, 442.
Freeman's Journal, on banks in 1819,

317.
Free tenants, in chief, to be summoned to

council, 13; aids from, 14; services

of, 14.
Fugitives, from justice, 206, 257; from

labor, 258, 360, 361. — See also Slav-
егу.

EDINBURGH REVIEW, 73, 164,

442.
Education, fostered, 234; and govern-

ment, 299; in colonies, 397.
Edward the Confessor, his laws restored,

4, 6, 25.
Edward I., SUMMONS TO PARLIA-

MENT, 34-35; CONFIRMATIO CHAR-
TARUM, 43-45.
Elections, for parliament, 36, 80, 87–90 ;

freedom of, 84, 124, 125, 167; judge
of legislative, 91, 247; congressional,
206, 245-247 ; presidential, 253–25+,

263-264. — See also Suffrage.
Electors of president, 253, 374; legisla.

tors and othcials not to be, 253.
Ellis, G. E., cited, 200.
Emancipation, compensated,

mended, 359, 361. — See also Procla-

mation.
Eminent domain, exercise of right of,

234, 262.
Equality, natural, 166, 183; Constitu-

tion based upon, 352.
Escheat, service of an,

18.
Eulogies and Orations on Washington,

307, 308, 309.
Excise, control of, 249; to be uniform,

219.
Executive power, in the Commonwealth,

81, 85; in the United States, 253;
duty of heads of departments, 255.

See also Lord Protector, President.
Expenditures, regulation of, 93, 252.
Export duties, forbidden, 251, 252.
Ex post facto laws, forbidden, 251, 252.

recom-

FEDERALIST, 268.

Fee-farm, tenure, 17.
Feilden, H. St. C., cited, 47, 442.
FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT, text, 375;

contemporary exposition, 376–380;

critical comment, 380-387.
Fines, not to be arbitrary or excessive,

4, 15, 126, 168, 233, 262; how assessed,
15; John to give up unjust, 21; illegal
to grant future, 126.
Fisher, S. G., cited, 178, 226, 442.

GARDINER, S. R., cited, 8, 32, 40,

442.
General Council, to impose aids, 13;
how summoned, 13; organization, 13.

See also Parliament.
General warrants, 168, 188, 261.
General welfare, power to tax for, 249.
George III., and colonies, 157, 184.
Giddings, F. H., cited, 421, 412.
Gilman, D. C., cited, 331, 442.
Gilpin, H. D., Madison Papers, 267.
Gladstone, W. E., cited, 275, 412.
Gneist, Rudolf von, cited, 32, 47, 76,

442.
Government, object of, 167, 183; best

form, 167 ; right to cbange, 167, 183,
294; uniform, 169; preservation, 169,
290–304; obedience to, 294 ; necessity
of an efficient, 294, 295; stability,
295; separation of powers, 297; re-
ligion, morality, and, 298; education
and, 299. — See also Constitution,

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