The Constitutional History Of The United States Volume 1; 1765-1788

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byFrancis Newton Thorpe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...and President of Columbia College; also Roger Sherman, signer of the four chief State papers in our early history, the Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. He served his State as its Chief Justice for twenty-three years, and was a United States Senator at the time of his death. Connecticut also sent Oliver Ellsworth, a graduate of Princeton, an influential member of the Continental Congress, a judge in his State, and, under the Constitution, appointed by Washington, Chief Justice of the United States, and later minister to the Court of France. He was the chief author, with Johnson, of the judiciary act of 1789, perhaps his chief service to his country,--for it is the foundation of our national judicial system.1 The delegates from New York were Robert Yates, who had served in its Provincial Congress, and who afterward became its Chief Justice; John Lansing,2 twice speaker 1 The Connecticut delegates were appointed by Its Legislature, under the act of May, 1787. Ellsworth left the Convention some time after August 23, but as a member of the Connecticut Convention, voted for ratification. Ford's List, p. 6. See, post, the chapter on The Constitution in Connecticut. Lansing and Yates left the Convention on the fifth of July and joined in their reasons for withdrawing and refusing to subscribe to the Constitution in a letter to Governor Clinton. Judge Yates took notes of the debates during his attendance May 25July 5, which were afterward copied by Lansing and published as Yates' Minutes; they are given In Elliot, Vol. L 389-482; and are published in several editions, together with Luther Martin's "Genuine Information," laid before the Legislature of Maryland, and some other historic...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...and President of Columbia College; also Roger Sherman, signer of the four chief State papers in our early history, the Associati...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217114210

ISBN - 13:9780217114219

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