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EXPOSITION OF THE CONSTITUTION
A BRIEF COMMENTARY
ON EVERY CLAUSE, EXPLAINING THE TRUE NATURE, REASONS, AND OBJECTS
AND GENERAL READERS.
CONTAINING IMPORTANT PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF
BY JOSEPH STORY, LL. D.
“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,
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.
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETT,
DESIGNED TO AID
THE CAUSE OF EDUCATION,
TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE THE STUDY
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES,
IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,
WHO GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES, THAT HER
THE LAND OF HIS BIRTH,
JIOME OF HIS CIIOICE,
rambridge, January 1, 1840.