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The American Republic: Primary Sources, ed. Bruce Frohnen (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002).
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In addition to The Congressional Record and its antecedents, and federal statutes available in Statutes at Large, the following sources were used in preparing selections reproduced in this volume. Selection titles, where not self-evident, are given after their sources.
Adams, John. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States. Boston: Little, Brown, 1851–65. “Braintree Instructions.”
Allen, W. B. George Washington: A Collection. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1988. “Farewell Address,” “Thanksgiving Proclamation,” “Letter to the United Baptist Churches in Virginia,” “Letter to the Roman Catholics in the United States of America,” “Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport.”
Belz, Herman, ed. The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union: Selected Documents. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2000. Speech of Daniel Webster, Speech of Robert Y. Hayne.
Boucher, Jonathan. A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution; in Thirteen Discourses, Preached in North America between the years 1763 and 1775. London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797. “On Civil Liberty, Passive Obedience, and Non-resistance.”
Calhoun, John C. Speeches of John C. Calhoun, ed. Richard K. Cralle. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1853–54. “Fort Hill Address,” “Speech on Slavery.”
Carey, George W., and James McClellan, eds. The Federalist. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2001. Selections are taken from the Gideon edition of 1818.
Crockett, Davy. Colonel Crockett’s Exploits and Adventures in Texas. New York: Wm. H. Graham, 1848.
Force, Peter, ed. Tracts and Other Papers Relating Principally to the Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America from the Discovery of the Country to the Year 1776. Vol. IV. Washington, D.C.: Peter Force, 1846. “An Account of the Late Revolution in New England together with the Declaration of the Gentlemen, Merchants, and Inhabitants of Boston and the Country Adjacent.”
Ford, Paul Leicester, ed. Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, Published during its Discussion by the People, 1787–88. Chicago, 1894. “An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution.”
Hall, Michael G., Lawrence H. Leder, and Michael G. Kammen, eds. The Glorious Revolution in America: Documents on the Colonial Crisis of 1689. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1964.
House Miscellaneous Documents, 53rd Congress, Second Session, 1893–94, II, 576–91. Andrew Jackson “Veto Message.”
Hutchinson, Thomas. History of Massachusetts Bay. Vol. 1. Boston: Fleet, 1764. John Cotton, “Copy of a Letter from Mr. Cotton to Lord Say and Seal.”
Hyneman, Charles S., and Donald S. Lutz, eds. American Political Writing during the Founding Era: 1760–1805. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1983. Worcestriensis Number IV, “A Discourse at the Dedication of the Tree of Liberty,” “Thoughts on Government,” “Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments,” “Virginia Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom.”
Kennedy, John Pendleton, ed. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1761–65. Richmond: E. Waddey, 1907. Resolutions in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
Labaree, Leonard W., ed. The Papers of Benjamin Franklin. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1962. Albany Plan of Union.
Lincoln, Abraham. Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. John G. Nicolay and John Hay. New York: Lamb Publishing, 1905. Lincoln Speeches.
Lipscomb, Andrew, and Albert Bergh, eds. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Vol. VII. Washington, D.C.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1903–4. “Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association,” “Opinion against the Constitutionality of a National Bank,” “A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom.”
Lutz, Donald S., ed. Colonial Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1998. Colonial Documents: Articles, Laws, and Orders, Divine, Politic, and Martial for the Colony in Virginia, The Mayflower Compact, Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, Massachusetts Body of Liberties, Charter of Liberties and Frame of Government of the Province of Pennsylvania in America, Dorchester Agreement, Maryland Act for Swearing Allegiance, Plymouth Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity, Providence Agreement, Maryland Act for Church Liberties, Pennsylvania Act for Freedom of Conscience.
McClellan, James. Liberty, Order, and Justice: An Introduction to the Constitutional Principles of American Government. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2000. Magna Charta, Petition of Right, English Bill of Rights, Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, Virginia Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance, Virginia and New Jersey Plans, Constitution of the United States of America.
McDonald, Forrest, ed. Empire and Nation. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1962. “Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania,” Letters V and IX; “Letters from the Federal Farmer,” Letter III.
McDougall, Marion Gleason. Fugitive Slaves. Boston: Ginn & Company, 1891. Laws Relating to Fugitives.
Madison, James. The Writings of James Madison, ed. Gaillard Hunt. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1908. James Madison “Veto Message.”
Mather, Cotton. Magnalia Christi Americana. London: T. Parkhurst, 1702. “A Platform of Church Discipline.”
New York Journal, October 18, 1787, December 13, 1787. “Brutus,” Essays I and IV.
Ormond, John J., Arthur P. Bagby, and George Goldthwaite. The Code of Alabama. Montgomery: Brittan and De Wolf, Alabama State Printers, 1852. Alabama Slave Code.
Otis, James. The Rights of the British Colonists Asserted and Proved. In “Some Political Writings of James Otis,” ed. C. F. Mullett, University of Missouri Studies 4 (1929).
Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. Philadelphia: W. and T. Bradford, 1776.
Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser, “Address of the Minority of the Pennsylvania Convention,” December 18, 1787.
Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, October 5, 1787. “Centinel,” Letter I.
Pickering, Danby, ed. The Statutes at Large, XXVI, XXVII. The Stamp Act, Act Repealing the Stamp Act, Declaratory Act.
Political Speeches and Debates of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, 1844–1861. Chicago: Foresman & Co., 1896. Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
Proceedings of a Convention of Delegates from the States of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, the Counties of Cheshire and Grafton in the State of New-Hampshire and the County of Windham, in the State of Vermont Convened at Hartford in the State of Connecticut, December 15, 1814. Hartford, Conn.: Andrus and Starr, 1815.
Proceedings of the Congress at New York. Annapolis, Md.: Jonas Green, 1766. Declarations of the Stamp Act Congress.
Result of the Convention of Delegates Holden at Ipswich in the County of Essex, Who Were Deputed to Take into Consideration the Constitution and Form of Government, Proposed by the Convention of the State of Massachusetts-Bay. Newbury Port: John Mycall, 1778. The Essex Result.
Sandoz, Ellis, ed. Political Sermons of the American Founding Era: 1730–1805. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1991. “The Rights of Conscience Inalienable,” “The Duty of Americans, at the Present Crisis.”
Sawyer, George S. Southern Institutes. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1858.
Story, Joseph. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. Boston: Brown, Shattuck and Co., 1833.
———. A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States. Boston: Marsh, Capen, Lyon and Webb, 1840.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher. A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Boston: J. P. Jewett and Co., 1853. “What Is Slavery?” “Slavery Is Despotism.”
Taylor, John. Arator: Being a Series of Agricultural Essays, Practical and Political: In Sixty-Four Numbers. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1977. “Slavery,” “Agriculture and the Militia.”
Virginia Report of 1799–1800 Touching the Alien and Sedition Laws; Together with the Virginia Resolutions of December 21, 1798, The Debate and Proceedings Thereon in the House of Delegates of Virginia, and Several other Documents illustrative of The Report and Resolutions. Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1850. Alien and Sedition Laws, Virginia Resolutions, Kentucky Resolutions, Madison’s “Report on the Virginia Resolutions,” Other States’ Resolutions.
Webster, Daniel. The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster. Boston: Little, Brown, 1903. “Slavery and the Constitution.”
White, Lawrence H., ed. Democratick Editorials: Essays in Jacksonian Political Economy by William Leggett. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1984.
Williams, Roger. The Bloody Tenent, of Persecution, for Cause of Conscience, discussed, in a Conference Between Truth and Peace. London, 1644.
Winthrop, Robert C., ed. Life and Letters of John Winthrop. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864–67. “Little Speech on Liberty.”
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This “Platform of Church Discipline” was drawn up by John Cotton, Richard Mather, and Ralph Partridge at the request of a synod, or convocation of church leaders, in Massachusetts held in 1648. The General Court, the highest political body in that colony, subsequently adopted it. Approval by a political body of a church document was considered natural in a colony that saw itself founded in a “covenant”—as a community formed for the purpose of following the will of God in its common life—and in which church membership was the key to political participation. The document also reflects the concern to provide for local autonomy among the colony’s churches.