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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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INDEX
-objections to Constitution (18 Oct.
1787 letter), 115, 115n-16n, 269, 270,
299-300, 347
GIBBS, CALEB (Mass.): id., 464n
-letters from: quoted, 61n, 64n, 466n;
cited, 180n, 464, 465
-letters to, 465, 465-66; cited, 464n
GILMAN, JOHN TAYLOR (N.H.): id.,
463n; 462
GILMAN, NICHOLAS* (N.H.; CC:Vol. 1,
516n)
-letters from, 461-63; quoted, 180n,
181n
-letters to: quoted, 367n; cited, 461
GLOUCESTER COUNTY, VA., 332-33
GOD: See Government, debate over na-
ture of; Religion
GODDARD, MARY KATHERINE (Md.): id.,
553n
GODDARD, WILLIAM (Md.): id., 553n;
report that he has become a Federal-
ist, 93n, 527; as printer of Maryland
journal, 342n, 343, 527
-letter from, 553
See also Newspapers, Maryland journal
GORDON, JAMES, JR. (Va.): id., 213n
-letter from: cited, 210
-letter to, 210-13
GORE, CHRISTOPHER (Mass.; CC:Vol. 3,
295n)
-letters from: quoted, 60n, 62n
GORHAM, NATHANIEL* (Mass.; CC:Vol.
1, 555n), 416, 420n
-letters from: quoted, 61n, 80n-81n,
222n, 223n; cited, 63n
GoUVION, JEAN-BAPTISTE (France): id.,
143n
-letter from: cited, 142
-letter to, 142-43
GOVERNMENT, DEBATE OVER NATURE OF,
97-99, 134-35, 136, 141, 185-87,
189-90, 212, 213-14, 215-16, 235,
235-37, 243, 247, 282, 286, 295-96,
297, 396-97, 398-99, 400, 412-13,
445; denial that Constitution creates a
consolidated government, 12, 37, 49n,
49-52, 124, 233-34, 249-50, 277-78,
290n, 294; argument that Constitu-
tion creates a consolidated govern-
ment, 34-37, 57, 72, 74-75, 115,
118n, 243, 279, 282, 285, 373, 434,
455, 457, 457-58, 561, 573; argument
that Constitution will create a strong
central government that is needed, 47-
48, 194-95, 226-27, 251, 255, 409-10,
429, 437, 442, 443, 446, 471, 478,
529-30, 532; rights of freemen, 58,
276-77, 304-5; Constitution as an
agreement among people and not a
compact among states, 74, 219, 435;
Constitution will protect property and
persons, 109-10, 251; purpose of gov-
ernment is happiness of people, 211,
225-26, 228, 235, 276; attributes of a
free government, 243-44, 253, 275-
76, 278, 293, 304-5, 306, 367, 378,
472-73, 493n, 520; easy to lose a free
government but hard to regain, 320,
419-20, 502; and role of executive in,
396, 398-99, 399-400, 400-1, 422;
theory that only a good administration
is required for a good government,
396-97; mixed governments favored,
436. See also Aristocracy; Balanced
government; Checks and balances;
Coercive power; Democracy; Despot-
ism; Federalism; History; Monarchy;
Representation; Republican form of
government; Reserved powers; Revo-
lution, right of; Separation of powers;
Social compact; Sovereignty; States,
impact of Constitution upon; States
under the Articles of Confederation
GOVERNMENTS, ANCIENT AND MODERN:
Achaa, 397, 481; Algiers, 206; Ath-
ens, 54, 112, 194, 294, 295; Canada,
305, 306, 535; Carthage, 294, 295,
297; Constantinople, 193; Crete, 295;
Denmark, 193; France, 19, 25, 27, 70,
72, 81-82, 136, 142, 170, 193, 206,
209n, 211-12, 279, 298-99, 320, 334,
514, 515; Germany, 193, 367; Greece,
295, 296, 443; Hesse Cassel, 367; In-
dia, 414, 414n-15n; Ireland, 85-86,
86, 87n, 193, 230; Italy, 193, 279; Ly-
cian League, 194, 481; Minorca, 324,
326n; Netherlands, 25, 27, 110, 170,
193, 206, 209n, 211-12, 242n, 298-99,
322, 395, 481, 484, 523; Nova Scotia,
306; Persia, 446n; Poland, 484; Por-
tugal, 193; Prussia, 209n; Rome, 54,
192-93, 194, 280, 288, 294, 295, 297,
396-98, 401, 484; Russia, 503n-4n;
Scotland, 132, 193; Spain, 25, 106,
193, 206, 209n, 211-12, 261n, 263n,
280, 288, 437; Sparta, 286, 294, 295,
297; Sweden, 193, 503, 503n-4n, 522;
Switzerland, 288, 481; Tartary, 387;
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