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Importance of the Constitutional Convention. Enacts the fundamental law.
4. From the arguments employed to defeat the Federal
Allegiance due to the people of the United States only.
Constitutions “as they ought to be,” framed for imaginary commonwealths,
I. Nature of Constitutions, as organic growths, considered; and herein, prin-