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A COMMENTARY ON
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS WRITTEN IN SUPPORT OF THE CONSTITUTION
AGREED UPON SEPTEMBER 17, 1787, BY
THE FEDERAL CONVENTION
REPRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF
JOHN JAY, AND JAMES MADISON
HENRY CABOT LODGE
Statesmen " Series), and "Studies in History"
NEW YORK & LONDON
HO STANFORD MUNTAN CEL LIBRARY
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cobyRIGHT BY G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
No. I.-GENERAL INTRODUCTION . .
Purpose of the series to show the utility of the Union to political
General introduction to the subject.
causes of just war, and by preventing violations of compacts and
settle international differences.
of other nations and prevent their attacking us from jealousy of our
would exist if they were not united, and prevents their alliance with
foreign and rival nations.
Reasons for these dissensions if States remain disunited, and espe-