American Political Writing During the Founding Era: 1760-1805, vol. 2
These volumes provide a selection of seventy-six essays, pamphlets, speeches, and letters to newspapers written between 1760 and 1805 by American political and religious leaders. Many are obscure pieces that were previously available only in larger research libraries. But all illuminate the founding of the American republic and are essential reading for students and teachers of American political thought. The second volume includes an annotated bibliography of five hundred additional items for future reference. The subjects covered in this rich assortment of primary material range from constitutionalism, representation, and republicanism to freedom of the press, religious liberty, and slavery. Among the more noteworthy items reprinted, all in their entirety, are Stephen Hopkins, “The Rights of the Colonies Examined” (1764); Richard Bland, “An Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonies” (1766); John Adams, “Thoughts on Government” (1776); Theophilus Parsons, “The Essex Result” (1778); James Madison, “Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments” (1785); James Kent, “An Introductory Lecture to a Course of Law Lectures” (1794); Noah Webster, “An Oration on the Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence” (1802); and James Wilson, “On Municipal Law” (1804).
American Political Writing During the Founding Era: 1760-1805, ed. Charles S. Hyneman and Donald Lutz (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1983). 2 vols. Volume 2.
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Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- American Political Writing during the Founding Era 1760-1805 Volume II
- : An Elector
- To the Free Electors of This Town
- : Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790
- An Account of the Supremest Court of Judicature in Pennsylvania, viz., The Court of the Press
- : [ANONYMOUS]
- : Benevolus
- : David Ramsay 1749-1815
- The History of the American Revolution (Selections)
- CHAPTER II
- CHAP. XIII. Edition: 1983; Page: 
- : Robert Coram 1761-1796
- Political Inquiries, to which is Added A Plan for the Establishment of Schools Throughout the United States
- CHAP. I
- CHAP. II
- CHAP. III Edition: 1983; Page: 
- CHAP. IV Edition: 1983; Page: 
- CHAP. V Edition: 1983; Page: 
- : Joel Barlow 1754-1812
- A Letter to the National Convention of France on the Defects in the Constitution of 1791
- A LETTER, c.
- : Timothy Stone 1742-1797
- Election Sermon
- ELECTION SERMON.
- May it please your Excellency,
- Honored Gentlemen,
- Reverend Fathers and Brethren,
- Brethren and Fellow Citizens,
- : David Rice 1733-1816
- Slavery Inconsistent With Justice and Good Policy
- : Theodore Dwight 1764-1846
- An Oration, Spoken Before the Connecticut Society, for the Promotion of Freedom and the Relief of Persons Unlawfully Holden in Bondage
- : Americanus [TIMOTHY FORD 1762-1830]
- The Constitutionalist: Or, An Inquiry How Far It Is Expedient and Proper to Alter the Constitution of South Carolina
- No. I.
- No. II.
- No. III.
- No. IV.
- No. V.
- No. VI.
- No. VII.
- : James Kent 1763-1847
- An Introductory Lecture to a Course of Law Lectures
- INTRODUCTORY LECTURE.
- : Samuel Williams 1743-1817
- The Natural and Civil History of Vermont (Chapters XIII, XIV, and XV)
- CHAP. XIII.
- CHAP. XIV. Edition: 1983; Page: 
- CHAP. XV. Edition: 1983; Page: 
- : Jack Nips [JOHN LELAND 1754-1841]
- The Yankee Spy
- THE YANKEE SPY.
- : Peres [Perez] Fobes 1742-1812
- An Election Sermon
- [AN ELECTION SERMON]
- : Justice [Jacob] Rush 1746-1820
- The Nature and Importance of an Oath—the Charge to a Jury
- : Nathanael Emmons 1745-1840
- A Discourse Delivered on the National Fast
- A DISCOURSE
- : Jonathan Maxcy 1768-1820
- An Oration
- : Alexander Addison 1759-1807
- Analysis of the Report of the Committee of the Virginia Assembly
- ANALYSIS OF THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE VIRGINIA ASSEMBLY
- POSTSCRIPT Edition: 1983; Page: 
- : Joel Barlow 1754-1812
- To His Fellow Citizens of the United States. Letter II: On Certain Political Measures Proposed to Their Consideration
- The means of securing interior liberty in the United States
- : An Impartial Citizen
- A Dissertation Upon the Constitutional Freedom of the Press
- ADVERTISEMENT BY THE AUTHOR.
- A PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR. Edition: 1983; Page: 
- DISSERTATION Edition: 1983; Page: 
- : Jeremiah Atwater 1773-1835
- A Sermon
- 1st Peter—II Chap. 16th Verse.
- : John Leland 1754-1841
- The Connecticut Dissenters’ Strong Box: No. 1
- : Zephaniah Swift Moore 1770-1820
- An Oration on the Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America
- AN ORATION
- : Noah Webster 1758-1843
- An Oration on the Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
- AN ORATION
- : Samuel Kendal 1753-1814
- Religion the Only Sure Basis of Free Government
- AN ELECTION SERMON
- : James Wilson 1742-1798
- On Municipal Law
- OF MUNICIPAL LAW
- None but himself can be his parallel.
- : Fisher Ames 1758-1808
- The Dangers of American Liberty
- THE DANGERS OF AMERICAN LIBERTY
- A Selected List of Political Writings by Americans Between 1760 and 1805
- A.: ITEMS WHERE THE AUTHOR IS KNOWN
- B.: ITEMS WHERE THE AUTHOR IS DISPUTED OR UNKNOWN
- A LIST OF NEWSPAPERS EXAMINED
- COLLECTIONS OF WRITING FROM THE FOUNDING ERA