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COLLECTOR’S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS - James Wilson, Collected Works of James Wilson, vol. 1 
Collected Works of James Wilson, edited by Kermit L. Hall and Mark David Hall, with an Introduction by Kermit L. Hall, and a Bibliographical Essay by Mark David Hall, collected by Maynard Garrison (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2007). Vol. 1.
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- Collector’s Acknowledgments
- Collector’s Foreword
- Introduction the Reputation of James Wilson
- The Text
- Part I: Political Papers, Speeches, and Judicial Opinions of James Wilson
- Considerations On the Nature and Extent of the Legislative Authority of the British Parliament, 1774.
- Speech Delivered In the Convention For the Province of Pennsylvania, Held At Philadelphia, In January, 1775.
- An Address to the Inhabitants of the Colonies (1776). *
- An Address to the Inhabitants of the Colonies Submitted to the Continental Congress.
- Considerations On the Bank of North America 1785. A
- Remarks of James Wilson In the Federal Convention, 1787.
- James Wilson’s State House Yard Speech October 6, 1787. *
- Remarks of James Wilson In the Pennsylvania Convention to Ratify the Constitution of the United States, 1787.
- Oration Delivered On the Fourth of July 1788, At the Procession Formed At Philadelphia to Celebrate the Adoption of the Constitution of the United States.
- Speech On Choosing the Members of the Senate By Electors; Delivered, On the 31st December, 1789, In the Convention of Pennsylvania, Assembled For the Purpose of Reviewing, Altering, and Amending the Constitution of the State. a
- Speech Delivered, On 19th January, 1790, In the Convention of Pennsylvania, Assembled For the Purpose of Reviewing, Altering, and Amending the Constitution of the State.
- A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury In the Circuit Court of the United States, For the District of Virginia, In May, 1791.
- Hayburn’s Case, 2 U.s. 409 (1792), 411–414.
- James Wilson’s Opinion In Chisholm V. State of Ga., 2 U.s. 419 (1793), 453–466.
- Henfield’s Case Case No. 6,360 Circuit Court, D. Pennsylvania 11 F. Cas. 1099 (1793).
- James Wilson’s Opinion In Ware V. Hylton, 3 U.s. 199 (1796), 281
- “on the Improvement and Settlement of Lands In the United States,” Mid-1790s.
- On the History of Property.
- Part 2: Lectures On Law
- Bibliographical Essay History of James Wilson’s Law Lectures
- District of Pennsylvania:—to Wit.
- Lectures On Law,: Part I
- Chapter I.: Introductory Lecture. of the Study of the Law In the United States.
- Chapter II.: Of the General Principles of Law and Obligation.
- Chapter III.: Of the Law of Nature.
- Chapter IV.: Of the Law of Nations.
- Chapter V.: Of Municipal Law.
- Chapter VI.: Of Man, As an Individual.
- Chapter VII.: Of Man, As a Member of Society.
- Chapter VIII.: Of Man, As a Member of a Confederation.
- Chapter IX.: Of Man, As a Member of the Great Commonwealth of Nations.
- Chapter X.: Of Government.
- Chapter XI.: Comparison of the Constitution of the United States, With That of Great Britain.
The genesis of the Collected Works of James Wilson was the chance discovery in 1995 of Andrew Bennett’s pamphlet “James Wilson of St. Andrews, an American Statesman” (1928) in a bookstall at the Sunday Antiques Faire at St. Andrews Town Hall. The journey from that initial discovery to this publication was made possible through the help of many scholars, all of whom eagerly shared their knowledge with me. These include: the staff of the University of St. Andrews Library, Jack Rakove (Stanford University), Dennis L. Bark (Hoover Institution), James Billington (Library of Congress), George Carey (Georgetown University), David Kennedy (Earhart Foundation), Hans Eichoz (Liberty Fund), Thomas Vail (Cleveland, The Plain Dealer), and Mark David Hall (George Fox University). I am indebted to each of them.