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EXPOSITION OF THE CONSTITUTION

UNITED STATES:

CONTAINING

A BRIEF COMMENTARY

ON EVERY CLAUSE, EXPLAINING THE TRUE NATURE, REASONS, AND OBJECTS

THEREOF; DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOL LIBRARIES

AND GENERAL READERS.

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING IMPORTANT PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF
THE CONSTITUTION.

BY JOSEPH STORY, LL. D.

DANE PROFESSOR OF LAW W HARVARD UNIVERSITY.

"This Government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawed,
adopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in lta
principles, in the distribution of its powers uniting security with energy, and
containing, within itself, a provision for its own amendment, has a just claim to
your confidence and respect." — President Washington's Farewell Address to the
People of the United States.

BOSTON:

THOMAS H. WEBB & CO.

3.i t

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840, by

Marsh, Capen, Lyon, And Webb, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

EDUCATION PRESS.

TO

THE PEOPLE

or THE

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS,

THIS WORK,

DESIGNED TO AID

THE CAUSE OF EDUCATION,

AND

TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE THE STUDY

OF THE

CONSTITUTION OP THE UNITED STATES,

BY HER INGENUOUS YOUTH,

IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,

BT ONE

WHO GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES, THAT HER TERRITORY IS

THE LAND OF HIS BIBTH,

AND THE

HOME OF HIS CHOICE,

THE AUTHOR.

Cambridge, January 1,1840.

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