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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H. (ed.) / Commentaries on the Constitution, public and private. Volume 6: 10 May to 13 September 1788
18 (1995)

Index,   pp. 415-458 ff.


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INDEX
situation improving for U.S., 336; no in-
terstate duties or fees, 348; R.I. will ben-
efit from staying out of Union, 351; will
not improve appreciably in near future
despite Constitution, 361-62; delay in
U.S. levying duties benefits importing
states, 366
- proposed amendments concerning, 319,
348; requiring two-thirds vote of Con-
gress to regulate, 19, 204, 317, 348; re-
quiring treaties to be ratified by two-
thirds of both houses, 45, 204, 348; re-
stricting congressional power to create
company of merchants with advantages,
188
See also Duties; Luxuries; Merchants;
Treaties
COMMISSIONS: See Officeholders, U.S.
COMMON LAw: adopted by N.Y. constitu-
tion, 128, 129, 136n-37n; protected in
N.Y. declaration of rights, 299. See also
Due process of law; Judiciary, U.S.
COMPACT THEORY, 18
CONCURRENT JURISDICTION: over forts,
magazines, etc., 303
CONFRONTATION OF WITNESSES, 42, 201.
See also Due process of law
CONGRESS UNDER ARTICLES OF CONFEDER-
ATION: and Vt. statehood, 4n; wants
peace treaties with Indians, 12; weak-
nesses of, 24, 28, 191, 237, 280, 372;
and Ky. statehood, 31, 32n, 325, 326n;
and location of federal capital under
Constitution, 151, 170, 191, 193n, 256-
57, 309-10, 321-22, 322-24n, 332-33,
336, 337, 343, 350, 360-61, 365, 366,
405-6, 406n; and first federal elections,
151, 170, 192, 195, 212-13, 256, 258n,
294, 310, 321-22, 322-24n, 332-33,
337, 350, 351, 363, 364-67, 367, 374,
388, 394, 402; and dispute with France,
192, 193n; receives N.H.'s ratification,
212-13, 365; western lands ceded to,
230; sends Constitution to states, 276,
277n, 364-65; receives and reads N.Y.'s
ratification, 296; and New York City cel-
ebration, 309, 311n; R.I. delegates in
avoid subjects concerning Constitution,
310, 350; news of Va. ratification
reaches, 365; and location of federal
capital in New York City, 405-6, 406n
- organization of: annual elections of
makes it more unstable, 26; difficulty of
passing important measures in because
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of voting requirement, 26; attendance
in, 26, 31, 151, 169-70, 191, 256, 280,
310, 388; voting by states in, 26-27;
representation in, 28, 30n; rotation in
office requirement in, 30n; turnover in,
30n; Va. representation in, 30n; salary
of president of, 134
- powers of: treaty-making, 26, 191; com-
pared with Congress under Constitu-
tion, 26-28; and admission of new
states, 31; support for additional, 58;
danger of enlarging, 227, 227-28; more
will not solve its problems, 252
-letter to president of: quoted, 251-52,
254n
See also American Revolution; Articles of
Confederation; Commerce; Foreign af-
fairs; Foreign opinion of the U.S.; Req-
uisitions; Taxation; Treaties
CONGRESS UNDER CONSTITUTION, 175; will
consider amendments to Constitution,
11, 16-17, 52, 76-77, 173; members of
will be instructed to support amend-
ments, 16-17, 205-6, 301; needs to as-
sert its powers financially, 19-20; com-
pared with Confederation Congress, 26-
28; Antifederalists should not send rep-
resentatives to until amendments are as-
sured, 52; should not be allowed to
change value of money once coined, 52-
53; supporters of amendments should
be elected to, 60; enumerated powers
of, 116-17, 205, 239-40, 319; repre-
sentation in will increase with popula-
tion, 133-34; will not have to be in ses-
sion as long as Confederation Congress,
134-35; and Ky. statehood, 153n; praise
of, 160; should concern itself with or-
ganizing new government, 168; should
not have to concern itself with amend-
ments, 168; should have complete re-
sponsibility to ratify treaties, 182; pro-
posed amendments submitted to by Va.
Convention, 200; proposal that com-
mercial laws be passed by two-thirds ma-
jority of members of both houses voting,
204, 317; proposal that states provide
for militia if Congress does not, 204,
318; proposal limiting to delegated pow-
ers, 205, 319; importance of first Con-
gress, 218, 353; should have power of
sword and purse, 237; should have some
Antifederalists leaders in, 260; Antifed-
eralists will want to call second conven-


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