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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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COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION
MARIETTA, OHIo, 335, 335n
MARTIN, LUTHER (Md.; CC:Vol. 2, 295n),
51; criticism of, 10, 11; opposes Con-
stitution, 21, 48; in Md. Convention,
64n, 285n
- Genuine Information, 11, 93, 94n
MARYLAND: Antifederalists in, 10, 13, 278,
279; apathy among people of, 48; ma-
jority of people in favors amendments,
48; ratification by received in S.C., 55,
67n; influence of ratification by on S.C.,
56, 171, 173n; election of House of Del-
egates of, 64n; constitution of as model
for federal judiciary, 105; cities in are
Federalist, 166; celebration of ratifica-
tion in, 174
- Convention of, 169; ratifies Constitu-
tion, 11, 14, 16, 19, 20, 31, 70, 80, 82,
147, 165, 166, 183, 270, 279; criticism
of majority's tactics in, 13; amendments
proposed in, 13-14, 19, 21, 165, 166;
use of Jefferson letter by Antifederalists
in, 286-87, 288n; meeting of delayed,
371
See also Annapolis; Baltimore; Potomac
River
MASON, GEORGE (Va.; CC:Vol. 1, 196n):
and N.Y. Federal Republican Commit-
tee, 33, 34; chairs Republican Society in
Va. Convention, 33-34, 38, 39; as non-
signer of Constitution, 79; opposes pa-
per money, 80n; in Va. Convention,
199-200; opposes Constitution, 286-
88n
- letters from, 40-45, 79-80; cited, 49
- letters to, 49-50; cited, 49
- objections of to Constitution, 79, 80n
MASSACHuSETrS: praise of acquiescence of
Antifederalists in, 10, 285, 406; people
of are tranauil and united, 31-32; Fed-
eralists gaining ground in, 166, 172,
196, 274, 275n; influence of on N.H.,
172; Constitution will improve economic
conditions in, 196; internal improve-
ments in, 196; moderation of party spirit
in, 196; and N.H.'s ratification, 197; is
at peace politically, 229; first federal
elections in, 330, 364; exports from ex-
ceed imports, 336, 336n-37n
- constitution and government of: salaries
of judges in, 96, 96n; court system of,
105, 121; colonial militia law of, 161;
statute of limitations in, 170; House of
Representatives of, 170; Senate of, 170;
election of governor and lt. governor of,
195, 284-85; legislature of meets, 195;
description of spring 1788 session of
legislature of, 196; Shaysites and Anti-
federalists defeated for election to leg-
islature of, 196; legislature's policy
toward Shaysites, 196; tender laws of re-
pealed, 379
- Convention of: praise of method of rat-
ifying with proposed amendments, 3, 81,
82n, 180; minority of acquiesced with
Constitution, 10; tricked into ratifying
by promises of amendments, 13-14;
printed volume of Debates of distributed,
15n, 377n; has ratified with recom-
mended amendments, 20, 21, 75, 77,
80, 156, 166, 180, 182, 183n, 188n-
89n, 270; amendments recommended
by as basis for Va. amendments, 40; crit-
icism of method of recommending
amendments by, 46; recommended
amendments of read by S.C. Conven-
tion, 71n; answer to recommended
amendments to Constitution concerning
jury trials in civil cases, 123-24, 127n;
method of recommended amendments
adopted by S.C., 169; N.H. adopts
amendments similar to, 187; Va. would
follow ratification model set by, 211
See also Boston; Maine
MECHANICS: are Federalists, 55; difficult
times for, 226; and Philadelphia cele-
bration, 264. See also Artisans
MEIGS, JOSIAH (Conn.), 235
MERCER, JOHN FRANCIS (Md.; CC:Vol. 2,
398n; Vol. 5, 256n), 48, 64n, 285n
MERCHANTS: expect to benefit under Con-
stitution, 19; support Constitution, 54,
55, 166, 332; hard times for, 226. See
also Commerce; Duties
MEREDITH, SAMUEL (Pa.): id., 338n
- letters to, 337-39n; quoted, 366
MIDDLE STATES: laws for emancipation of
slaves in, 241
MILEY, JACOB (Pa.), 371
MILITARY: proposed amendments subor-
dinating to civilian authority, 43, 203,
298, 316; proposed amendments con-
cerning length of enlistments of, 45;
danger from power over purse and
sword, 180-81; President not to take
command in field without congressional
approval, 346. See also Appropriations;
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