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ON THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES :

WITH

A PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY

OF THE COLONIES AND STATES BEFORE THE

ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION.

BY

JOSEPH STORY, LL.D.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

FOURTH EDITION, WITH NOTES AND ADDITIONS

BY THOMAS M. COOLEY.

“Magistratibus igitur opus est; sine quorum prudentiâ ac diligentiâ esse civitas non potest;
quorumque descriptione omnis Reipublicæ moderatio continetur.”

CICERO, DE LEG., lib. 3, cap. 2.

" Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants."

BURKE.

BOSTON:

LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

1873.

Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, by JOSEPH STORY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1851, by WILLIAM W. STORY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by WILLIAM W. STORY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873, by WILLIAM W. STORY, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

CAMBRIDGE:

PRESS OF JOHN WILSON AND SON.

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