The Debates in the Several State Conventions vol. 4
Vol. 4 of an influential early 19th century edition of key documents about the ratification of the US Constitution by the states.
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’s minutes, Congressional opinions, Virginia and Kentucky resolutions of ‘98-‘99, and other illustrations of the Constitution … 2d ed., with considerable additions. Collected and rev. from contemporary publications, by Jonathan Elliot. Pub. under the sanction of Congress. (1836), 5 vols.
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- Editor: Jonathan Elliot
- The Debates in the Several State Conventions 5 vols (Jonathan Elliot)
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Table of Contents
- INDEX. BY SPEAKERS’ NAMES.
- DEBATES IN THE CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, ON THE ADOPTION OF THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
- “DECLARATION OF RIGHTS.
- “AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.
- DEBATES IN THE LEGISLATURE AND IN CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON THE ADOPTION OF THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
- DEBATES IN CONVENTION.
- Speech of Mr. CHARLES PINCKNEY, (one of the delegates of the Federal Convention.)
- Speech of Mr. CHARLES PINCKNEY, on the 10th Section of Article 1st of the Federal Constitution.
- Speech of Mr. PATRICK DOLLARD, of Prince Frederick’s.
- OVUM REIPUBLICÆ. — The Congress of 1765.
- [From Garden’s Anecdotes, Second Series.]
- Delegates to the Congress of 1765.
- Extract from the official Journal of the Congress of 1765.
- OPINIONS, SELECTED FROM DEBATES IN CONGRESS, FROM 1789 TO 1836, INVOLVING CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES.
- Oath. — On a Bill prescribing the Oath to support the Constitution.
- Duties. — Bill laying Duties on Goods, c.
- Removal by the President. — On the Bill for establishing an executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs.
- Amendments to the Constitution.
- Domestic Debt.
- Slave Trade. — On committing the Memorial of the Quakers on the Slave Trade.
- On the Establishment of a National Bank.
- Militia Bill.
- Bill to determine the Time when the Electors of President and Vice-President shall be chosen.
- On the Post-Office Bill. — On a Motion to authorize the President to choose the Mail Route.
- Post-Offices and Post-Roads.
- On the Cod Fishery Bill, granting Bounties.
- On the Proposition introduced by Mr. Fitzsimons, that Provision should be made for the Reduction of the Public Debt.
- On the Memorial of the Relief Committee of Baltimore, for the Relief of St. Domingo Refugees.
- Commercial Restrictions.
- Direct Taxes.
- The Bill for authorizing the President to lay, regulate, and revoke Embargoes.
- On the Motion of Mr. Tazewell to strike out a complimentary Reply to the French Republic.
- Internal Improvement.
- Treaty-Making Power. — [Jay’s Treaty.]
- On the Bill for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia of the United States.
- Appropriations of Money for fitting out Vessels of War.
- Patronage. — During the Discussion of the Foreign Intercourse Bill.
- Retaliation for Aggressions.
- Alien and Sedition Laws.
- On the same Subject. — 1799.
- Reduction of the Standing Army.
- Amendment to the Constitution. — Election of President of the United States.
- On an Act laying Duties on Licenses, c.
- Judiciary. — On Mr. Breckenridge’s Motion to repeal the Act passed for a new Organization of the Judiciary System.
- Louisiana Treaty.
- District of Columbia. — On the Report of the Committee of Elections, on the Case of John P. Van Ness.
- On Mr. Bacon’s Resolution to re-cede the District of Columbia.
- Duelling. — On a Resolution for rendering all Persons concerned in a Duel incapable of holding an Office under the General Government of the United States.
- On the Amendment to the Constitution.
- On the Impeachment of Judge Chase.
- Mr. Madison’s Motion for Commercial Restrictions.
- Public Lands. — On the Resolution for investing a certain Portion of the Public Lands in Shares of the Chesapeake Canal.
- To suspend the Embargo.
- Renewal of the Charter of the United States Bank.
- On the Bill for raising a Volunteer Corps.
- Seamen’s Bill. — For the Regulation of Seamen on Board the Public Vessels, and in the Merchant Service of the United States.
- Internal Improvement. — Extract from Mr. Madison’s Message to Congress.
- On the Commercial Treaty with Great Britain.
- Internal Improvement. — Bonus Bill.
- Internal Improvements.
- Message of the President, transmitting to the House of Representatives his Objections to the [above] Bank Bonus Bill.
- Bankrupt Bill.
- Military Appropriation Bill.
- Seminole War.
- The Petition of Matthew Lyon.
- Missouri Question.
- Bankrupt Bill.
- On the Constitutionality of the Tariff.
- Internal Improvement. — Dismal Swamp Canal.
- Internal Improvement.
- Florida Canal.
- On the Constitutional Power of the President to originate the Appointment of a Foreign Minister.
- On Slavery, [Panama Mission.]
- Judicial System.
- Disposal of the Public Lands.
- Presidential Election.
- On the Bankrupt Law.
- Amendment to the Constitution.
- State Rights. — Foote’s Resolutions.
- Mr. Hayne’s Reply to Mr. Webster, abridged by himself.
- On Powers of the State and Federal Governments.
- Public Lands.
- Indian “Treaties.”
- United States Bank.
- MR. MONROE’S OBJECTIONS TO “AN ACT FOR THE PRESERVATION AND REPAIR OF THE CUMBERLAND ROAD.”
- OBJECTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ON RETURNING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THE ENROLLED BILL, ENTITLED
- VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONS OF 1798, PRONOUNCING THE ALIEN AND SEDITION LAWS TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL, AND DEFINING THE RIGHTS OF THE STATES.
- DRAWN BY MR. MADISON.
- EXTRACTS FROM THE ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE, WHICH ACCOMPANIED THE FOREGOING RESOLUTIONS.
- ANSWERS OF THE SEVERAL STATE LEGISLATURES.
- STATE OF DELAWARE.
- STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS.
- COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.
- STATE OF NEW YORK.
- STATE OF CONNECTICUT.
- STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.
- STATE OF VERMONT.
- KENTUCKY RESOLUTIONS OF 1798 AND 1799. [THE ORIGINAL DRAFT PREPARED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON.]
- MADISON’S REPORT ON THE VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONS.
- THE TARIFF. SOUTH CAROLINA. PROTEST.
- PRESIDENT JACKSON’S PROCLAMATION, Of the 10th December, 1833, CONCERNING THE ORDINANCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. ON THE SUBJECT OF THE TARIFF, On the 24th November, 1832.
- ON THE TARIFF. SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA EXPOSITION.
- MR. CALHOUN’S REPORT ON THE CIRCULATING, THROUGH THE MAILS, OF INFLAMMATORY APPEALS.
- ABOLITION. — RECEPTION OF PETITIONS.
- EXPUNGING RESOLUTION.
- MADISON ON THE TARIFF.
- LETTER I.
- LETTER II.
- BANKS. LETTER FROM J. MADISON TO CHAS. J. INGERSOLL, OF THE PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE, ON THE SUBJECT OF “BILLS OF CREDIT;”
- IDEAS OF MR. JEFFERSON ON BANKS; REFERRED TO BY MR. MADISON IN THE PRECEDING LETTER.
- NOTES — ON BANKS.
- LETTER OF MR. MADISON TO MR. STEVENSON, Dated 27th November, 1830, EXAMINING THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE CLAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION “TO PAY THE DEBTS, AND PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENCE, c.”
- MADISON’S LETTER ON THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE BANK OF THE UNITED STATES,
- HAMILTON’S ARGUMENT ON THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF A BANK OF THE UNITED STATES.
- A SHORT HISTORY OF THE VETO.*
- LIST OF THE VETOES.
- DIGEST OF DECISIONS IN THE COURTS OF THE UNION, INVOLVING CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES.