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FAMILIAR

EXPOSITION OF THE CONSTITUTION

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OF THE

UNITED STATES:

CONTAINING

A BRIEF COMMENTARY

ON EVERY CLAUSE, EXPLAINING THE TRUE NATURE, REASONS, AND OBJECTS
THEREOF; DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOL LIBRARIES

AND GENERAL READERS.

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING IMPORTANT PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF

THE CONSTITUTION.

BY JOSEPH STORY, LL. D.
DANE PROFESSOR OF LAW IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY:

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“This Government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawcil, adopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in its principles, in the distribution of its powers uniting security with energy, and containing, within itself, a provision for its own amendment, has a just claim to your confidence and respect." — President Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United States.

N EW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

FRANKLIN &QUARE.

GIFT OF

Dr. Horace Ivie

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840 by

MARSH, CAPEN, LYON, AND WEBB,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

EDUCATION DEPT

TO

THE PEOPLE

OF THE

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETT,

THIS WORK,

DESIGNED TO AID

THE CAUSE OF EDUCATION,

AND

TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE THE STUDY

OF THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES,

BY

HER

INGENUOUS

YOUTH,

IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,

BY ONE

WHO GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES, THAT HER

TERRITORY IS

THE LAND OF HIS BIRTH,

AND THE

JIOME OF HIS CIIOICE,

THE AUTHOR,

rambridge, January 1, 1840.

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