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GENERAL AND PARTICULAR EXPLANATIONS
IN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES;
OF THE PEOPLE BY A RULE OF VOTING, AND EX..
EMPTION FROM UNNECESSARY
BY SIMON WİLLARD, JCXX
NATIVE OF EGREMONT, MSS.
District of New York, ss.
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the nineteenth day of Apríl, in the thirty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, SIMON WILLARD, Jun. of the said Dis.. trict, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit:
“ The Columbian Union, containing general and particular explanations of government, and the Columbian Constitution, being an nendment to the constitution of the United States; providing a yearly revenue to government of about forty millions of dollars, and the inevitable union of the people by a rule of voting, and exemption from unnecessary taxation, consequently their permanent and perpetual freedom. By Simon Willard, Jun. Native of Egremont, Mss.”
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “. An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled " an Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."
THERON RUDD, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.
ON presenting this work for consideration, the Author solicits the patronage of the candid; entere, tains a hope of its meriting attention, but he is constrained to beg the public's indulgence, for apologizing for its imperfections.
True government being of all subjects the greatest stranger to man; most tedious to arrange for the un. derstanding, and while the most of all needed for the happiness of man, was the most delicate to be attempted, an age too, dark and intricate, has rendered the task difficult in the extreme, and a time when its unity is indispensably needed.
The arithmetician, computed elements; the geometrician, defined bulk; the chemist, characterised property; and the astronomer, surveyed motion; while the political genius has slept in corruption, can it be expected that a work original from human chaos is incapable of improvement.
The author is confident of what is attributable to his motives, since having for his premises plain truth, and resting on a basis thus firm; trusts that his guide has recorded facts, for the relief and happiness of all