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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H. (ed.) / Commentaries on the Constitution, public and private. Volume 5: 1 April to 9 May 1788
17 (1995)

Index,   pp. 421-459 ff.


Page 421

Index
An asterisk denotes a signer of the Constitution. Several main entries are compilations
of similar items: Biblical References; Broadsides, Pamphlets, and Books; Classical An-
tiquity; Governments, Ancient and Modern; Newspapers; Political and Legal Writers and
Writings; Printers and Booksellers; and Pseudonyms. The pseudonymous items printed
in this volume and in earlier volumes of Commentaries on the Constitution are also indexed
separately. When a pseudonym has been identified, the name of the author has been
placed in parentheses. Biographical information in earlier volumes of Commentaries is
indicated by a volume and page reference placed in parentheses immediately after the
name of the person. Sketches of newspapers printed in Volume 1 of Commentaries have
been placed in parentheses immediately following the name of the newspaper.
ACCUSATION, CAUSE AND NATURE OF, 240,
274, 347
ADAMS, ABIGAIL (Mass.; CC:Vol. 2, 462n),
227n
ADAMS, JOHN (Mass.; CC:Vol. 1, 81n),
179n, 227, 268
- letter from: quoted, 97n
ADAMS, SAMUEL (Mass.; CC:Vol. 1, 325n),
52, 53n; opposes dual officeholding by
federal officials, 63, 64n; Federalists at-
tempt to discredit, 177n; role in Mass.
ratification, 209n
-letter to, 231-33n
ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION, 274, 276. See
also Judiciary, U.S.
ADMIRALTY LAw, 333-34, 339
AGRICULTURE: distress of, 109, 110; under
Constitution, 159; under Confedera-
tion, 386, 393. See also Farmers
ALBANY, N.Y., 31
ALBANY ANTIFEDERAL COMMITTEE
- letter from: quoted, 83-84
ALLAIRE, PETER (N.Y.): id., 390n
-journal of, 389-90
ALLEN, THOMAS (N.Y.), 265
AMBASSADORS: appointment of, 4, 322;
President to receive, 12, 13; proposed
amendment concerning, 242; under Ar-
ticles of Confederation, 274
AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF CONFEDER-
ATION: need for, 232; procedure for,
274; method of apportioning federal ex-
penses, 370. See also Articles of Confed-
eration; Constitutional Convention; Im-
post of 1781; Impost of 1783
AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION: OppOSi-
tion to proposal for council of appoint-
ment, 12; could be obtained after rati-
fication if needed, 14, 119, 120, 147-
48, 184, 192, 215, 234, 250; need for,
32, 92, 149-66, 218n, 231, 232, 258,
266, 268-69, 269-70, 371, 395-98;
opposition to, 33, 63, 80, 103, 217; dif-
ference of opinion among Antifederal-
ists on, 33, 215, 250; Harrisburg Con-
vention called to consider, 60n; states
that have not yet ratified will probably
adopt, 94; several states ratify without
recommending, 116; praise of consti-
tutional provision for, 127-28, 129,
250-51; denial that Federalists favor,
147; Federalists admit some are needed,
147; Federalists differ over those they
would support, 157-58; nine states
should ratify Constitution and then
amend, 234; some Antifederalists have
ulterior motives for supporting, 251;
criticism of constitutional provision for,
255, 370-71; will not be adopted after
ratification of Constitution, 386; ex-
pected from N.Y. Convention, 395
- in Maryland, 258; proposed in Conven-
tion of, 188-89, 236-46, 255-56, 385-
86
- in Massachusetts: proposed by Conven-
tion of, 26n, 42, 63, 64n, 83, 145, 153,
156, 157, 166n, 209, 209n, 232, 235;
will be ignored, 261, 385; method of rat-
ification will be adopted by Va. and
N.Y., 395
- in Virginia: sought before ratification in,
23; will ratify with recommendatory,
208, 395; revisions by gentlemen in
western Va., 254-55; will be proposed
by, 413
See also Antifederalists; Bill of Rights;
Civil liberties; Convention, second con-
stitutional
AMERICA: has opportunity to prove repub-
lican government can work, 14-15; must
show that men can govern themselves
through reason, 120; as an example,
421


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