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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
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, PIERRE SAMUEL
(France): id., 174n
-letters to, 173-74; quoted, 311n
DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y., 70
DUTIES: states prohibited from levying un-
der Constitution, 97; will be main source
of revenue under Constitution, 171,
283; praise of congressional power to
levy, 332; delay in Congress levying ben-
efits importing states, 366. See also Com-
merce; Impost of 1781; Impost of 1783
EASTERN STATES: heavy public debt in, 70;
and criticism of slave-trade compromise,
79; people of are more genuinely dem-
ocratical, 183; commerce with East In-
dies, 184. See also New England; North
vs. South; Northern States
EcoNoMIc CONDITIONS UNDER THE CON-
FEDERATION: private finances are low,
21; public treasuries are empty, 21; will
be improved by Constitution, 68, 150,
184, 194-95, 196, 214, 254-55, 386,
391; desperate in Eastern States, 70; dis-
tressed, 159, 227, 251, 351, 405n; prob-
lems caused by the war, 225, 226. See
also Agriculture; Commerce; Debt, U.S.;
Debts, private; Farmers; Fur trade; Man-
ufactures; Political conditions under the
Confederation; Requisitions
EDES, PETER (R.I.), 197
EDUCATION: encouraged in U.S., 230
ELECTIONS: free and frequent necessary
for liberty, 75, 179; should not be too
frequent, 329
ELECTIONS, STATE: Congress has no au-
thority to regulate, 280
ELECTIONS, U.S., 175; praise of under
Constitution, 10; praise of variety of in
electing President and Senate, 27; pro-
posed amendments concerning congres-
sional regulation of, 42, 44, 71-72, 168,
187-88, 205, 319; criticism of method
of for House of Representatives, 47;
criticism of Congress' power to regulate,
75, 79; importance of freedom and fre-
quency of, 179; should be regular and
certain, 201, 315; all officeholders will
be immediately or indirectly amenable
to, 245-46; defense of Congress power
to regulate, 280, 300, 302, 346; should
be held every four years for President
and Vice President, 299; states may ap-
427
portion Representatives by districts,
299-300; expectations of candidates
for, 394-95
- first federal elections: should be delayed
until amendments are assured, 52; Con-
federation Congress calls, 151, 212-13,
256, 258n, 294, 307-8, 310, 321-22,
322-24n, 332, 337, 350, 351, 363, 364-
67, 374, 388, 402; in N.J., 276-77; in
Mass., 330, 364; text of election ordi-
nance, 367
See also House of Representatives, U.S.;
President, U.S.; Senate, U.S.
ELLERY, WILLIAM (R.I.; CC:Vol. 1, 384n)
- letter from, 350-52n
EMINENT DOMAIN, 63n. See also Property,
private
EMOLUMENTS, PRESENTS, ETC., 79-80, 128;
proposed amendments prohibiting, 41,
71n, 201, 305, 307n, 314
ENUMERATED POWERS: proposed amend-
ments limiting Congress to, 44, 205,
319; Congress only has, 116-17, 239-
40, 347. See also Implied powers; Re-
served powers
EQuITY LAW, 101, 118, 123. See also Ju-
diciary, U.S.
ERVING, GEORGE (Great Britain): id., 325n
-letter to, 324-25n
EUROPE: lack of freedom in, 5, 211n;
Southern States will make alliances with
against Union, 18; Constitution popular
in, 22-23; value of U.S. securities rising
in, 23; The Federalist based on theory
and practice of governments of, 83-84;
U.S. and balance of power in, 162, 192;
praise of U.S. remoteness from, 230; an-
archy in, 250; most governments of are
absolute, 254; war in, 255, 334, 369,
379-80; difference in processions in
from U.S., 263-64; U.S. must be pre-
pared for evil contingencies of, 274; re-
ligiously oppressed of will emigrate to
U.S., 282; war in would help U.S., 334;
U.S. should stay out of politics and wars
of, 358, 369; high agricultural rents in,
362. See also Foreign affairs; Foreign
opinion of the U.S.; France; Govern-
ments, ancient and modern; Great Brit-
ain
EVANS, GRIFFITH (Pa.): id., 259n
- letter to, 258-60n
EVIDENCE: proposed amendments con-
cerning, 42, 201, 315


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