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
Index, pp. 415-458 ff.
COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION 39n; Constitution raises value of secu- rities, 360, 391; close connection of with politics, 361; will be repaid under Con- stitution, 391. See also Requisitions DEBTS, PRIVATE, 175; too prevalent, 21; owed by Americans to British citizens, 66n, 191, 286-88n, 326; debtors op- pose Constitution in S.C., 144; and dan- ger to private property under Confed- eration, 145; Constitution assures proper' payment of, 161-62, 210; pay- ment of, 175; Mass. laws restricting col- lection of, 196; criticism of state debtor legislation during Confederation, 226; Antifederalists described as debtors, 260; states should retain right to pass bankruptcy laws concerning individuals, 303. See also Bankruptcy; Creditors; In- stallment acts; Paper money; Stay laws DEBTS, STATE: and empty treasuries, 21; heavy in Eastern States, 70; and juris- diction of federal courts, 107-8; pay- ment of, 175; in N.H., 194-95; in N.J., 276; in Pa., 337-38, 338n-39n; Con- gress should not interfere with, 347; in N.Y., 360; states will be unable to pay under new Constitution, 360, 390; in- ability to pay, 405n DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, 236; Fed- eralists accused of abandoning princi- ples of, 5; celebrations of on Fourth of July, 235, 271; as proof of American pa- triotism, 237; signers of in Constitu- tional Convention, 251, 254n; Consti- tution will give benefits of independence to U.S., 266-67. See also American Rev- olution DELAWARE: unanimous in favor of Consti- tution, 10; has ratified, 20, 80, 166, 270, 371; pays taxes to neighbors through im- port duties, 29; court system of, 105, 120-21. See also Wilmington DEMAGOGUES: Antifederalists accused of being, 167, 376; danger of, 331; Con- stitution will be better able to thwart plans of, 361; "Centinel" accused of being, 370 DEMOCRACY: Constitution described as truly democratic, 10; exists in American state governments, 18; and party spirit, 151; people of Eastern States described as genuinely democratical, 183; abuse of by states under Articles of Confedera- tion, 197; U.S. government is weak un- der, 273; Constitution will destroy phan- tom of, 308-9; not best form of government, 329; attack on democrats in state legislatures, 334. See also Aris- tocracy; Despotism; Government, debate over nature of; Monarchy; Republican form of government; Tyranny DESPOTISM: Constitution will promote, 5, 49, 58, 75, 77-78, 275; denial that Con- stitution will impose, 8, 138, 164-65; limited in monarchy by judiciary, 88; danger of in U.S., 216. See also Democ- racy; Government, debate over nature of; Monarchy; Republican form of gov- ernment; Tyranny DE WrrT, CORNELIUS (The Netherlands), 257, 258n DE WIr, JOHN (The Netherlands), 258n DICKINSON, JOHN* (Del.; CC:Vol. 5, 74- 75), 85. See also Fabius "DISSENT OF THE MINORITY OF THE PENN- SYLVANIA CONVENTION," 21, 93, 94n, 121-23, 124, 125, 127n DIVISION OF POWERS: will be conflict over under Constitution, 19; state courts should not try federal cases, 106-7; and sovereign immunity of states in federal courts, 107-8; time will work out exact nature of under Constitution, 111; states will restrain federal government, 142; hope to establish government in U.S. on principles of federalism, 214; marked with precision between states and federal government, 235. See also Government, debate over nature of; Sovereignty; States, impact of Consti- tution upon DOBBS COUNTY, N.C.: violence in, 146n DONALD, ALEXANDER (Va.): letter to used in Va. and N.C. conventions, 82n, 287, 288n -letter to: quoted, 288n DOUBLE JEOPARDY, 298 DUANE, JAMES (N.Y.), 287, 295 DUCHER, GASPARD JOSEPH AMAND (France; CC:Vol. 4, 15n) - letters from, 165-67n, 345-50n DUE PROCESS OF LAw: proposed amend- ments concerning, 42, 42-43, 201-2, 298, 315; necessary for liberty, 75. See also Bill of rights; Civil liberties; Coun- sel, right to; Excessive fines DUPONT, VICTOR (France) - letter from: quoted, 311 n 426
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