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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard (ed.) / Commentaries on the Constitution, public and private. Volume 4: 1 February to 31 March 1788
16 (1986)

[Index],   pp. 609-652 ff.


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Pa. Antifederalists endanger, 150; en-
dangered unless Congress under Con-
stitution has power to regulate elec-
tions, 186-89; Constitution endangers,
284; requisitions must be paid to pre-
serve, 395; Antifederalists oppose,
426; Great Britain favors disunion,
514-15. See also Separate confederacies
VAN RENSSELAER, STEPHEN (N.Y.), 78n
-letter to: quoted, 61n, 79n; cited,
467n, 468n
VARNUM, JAMES M. (R.I.), 71, 72n
VAUGHAN, BENJAMIN (England)
-letter to: cited, 231
VAUGHAN, CHARLES (Mass.): id., 232n
-letter from, 231-32
-letter to: cited, 232n
VAUGHANJOHN (Pa.; CC:Vol. 2, 209n):
id., 232n
-letters from: quoted, 21n, 79n; cited,
179n, 468n
VAUGHAN, SAMUEL, JR. (Pa.)
-letter from: cited, 76n
VENICE, 5, 66n
VERMONT, 42, 264
VERSE: See Poetry
VETO POWER: necessity of executive veto
in republics, 45; debate over Presi-
dent's power, 58, 253, 355, 388, 392,
393n, 447-51; Constitutional Conven-
tion considers congressional veto over
state laws, 272n, 452
VICE PRESIDENT, 247, 378-79; John
Hancock as possible first Vice Presi-
dent of U.S., 62n, 239
VIOLENCE, 251, 285, 486n, 578; in call-
ing Pa. Convention, 103-4, 105n, 341,
374, 488-89, 489, 491n-92n; danger
of from Pa. Antifederalists, 143, 150,
259, 260; federal elections would be
subject to, 213; danger of in Mass.,
264. See also Carlisle, Pa.; Civil war;
Insurrections, domestic; Shays's Re-
bellion
VIRGINIA, 86, 112, 127, 129, 170n, 206-
7, 404, 443, 446, 550n; constitution
and government of, 5-6, 325, 326n,
393n; state convention to meet, 11,
137, 180n, 341, 503, 517, 537; plant-
ers of fear Constitution, 14; calls state
convention, 14, 82; prospects for rati-
fication in, 20, 27, 64n, 96, 101, 102,
COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION
105, 116, 122, 139, 139-40, 144, 151-
52, 169, 181n, 181n-82n, 255, 306-7,
308, 394-95, 421, 462, 464n, 465n,
466, 472, 487, 495, 503, 505, 536,
592; influence of on other states, 20,
182n, 247; influence of N.Y. on, 20-
21; influence of Mass. on, 20-21, 64n,
65n, 101-2, 116, 298, 421; influence
of on N.C., 20-21, 341, 487; severe
winter in, 28, 29n, 101, 332, 333, 579,
580n; western lands of, 35, 40, 304n;
in Constitutional Convention, 40-41,
266; Antifederalists in, 80, 96, 103n,
105, 139, 144, 181n-82n, 254n, 302,
307, 332, 339-41, 341, 394-95, 404,
426, 462, 471, 513; Federalists in, 80,
105; legislature of will not submit to
Constitution, 96; and Treaty of Peace,
96, 97n, 301n; party spirit in, 96, 151-
52; support in for amendments to
Constitution, 101-2, 102, 116, 302;
influence of Patrick Henry in, 102,
105, 144, 462; elections to state con-
vention of, 102, 141, 181n-82n, 252,
254n, 263, 298, 299, 332, 332-33,
426, 534, 534n; public's attitude on
Constitution in, 144, 170n, 240, 341;
influence of George Mason in, 144,
300n; influence of on Pa., 150; praised
for not hurrying its consideration of
Constitution, 286-87; citizens of owe
British creditors, 301n, 421; Antifed-
eralist literature in, 353, 488; rescinds
its adoption of Impost of 1781, 374n;
effect of adjournment of N.H. Con-
vention on, 461-62; The Federalist in,
467n, 468n; population of, 510; state
impost of, 512, 512n; influence of Ed-
mund Randolph's letter to legislature
of, 532. See also Alexandria; Baptists;
Cumberland County; Fauquier
County; Gloucester County; Henrico
County; Kentucky; Newspapers; Or-
ange County; Powhatan County;
Prince William County; Richmond;
Separate confederacies; Southern
States; Stafford County
VIRTUE, 149-50, 321, 360, 361, 410,
579; rulers cannot be trusted to have,
54, 55, 145-46; liberties safe as long
as people have, 70, 194, 275, 472-73;
denial that man is devoid of, 114-15;
Constitution will promote, 119, 251;


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