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Warrant is a written, sealed order, command, or writ, requiring and authorizing an officer or other person to do a particular act. It is usually applied to the process, by which criminals are arrested for trial or examination.
Writ of Error is a writ, which authorizes a Court of justice to bring a record before it, either of the same court, or of another court, in order to examine and decide, whether there is any error of law in the judgement, or other proceedings in that record ; and, if there be, to correct the error.
Writ of Habeas Corpus, see Habeas Corpus.
Absent members of Congress,
Absolute governments, the pow-
Account of the receipts and expen-
Accusation, self, criminals not
Accused, incases of impeachment,
Acts, public, of the States, faith to
Adams, John, Vice-President of
Adjournment of Congress, 92,
Admiralty and maritime jurisdic-
Admission of New States into the
Affirmation, substitution of, for
Age, of Representatives, 54, 73,
289. Of Senators, 73, 291
Agreements between States, for-
Alexandria, meeting of commis-
Aliens, suits by and against, in the
Alliances, States forbidden to
Ambassadors, appointment of,
Amendments to the Constitution,
American, Washington on the
American Colonies, history of the,
leges of the, 19. Legislative
Annapolis, meetingof commission-
Appellate jurisdiction of the Na-
Appointments to office, power of,
Apportionment, of Representa-
Appropriations, for armies, 122,
Aristocracy, absolute, or despotic,
Arms, on keeping and bearing,
Army, power of Congress as to
Arrest, members of Congress,priv-
ileged as to, 93, 292; under
Arsenals, 129, 295. Reservation
Articles, of Confederation, 279.
Arts and sciences, promotion of
Assemblies of the people, 264,
Assemblies, Provincial, 17. Dis-
Attainder, effect of, in treason,
Authors, copy-rights for, 118,294.
Ayes and noes.in Congress,92,292.
Bail, excessive, unconstitutional,
Baltimore, Lord, 18. William
Bankruptcy, power of Congress
Bills, power of the President to
Bills for raising revenue and tax-
Bills of attainder, not to be passed
Bills of credit, 146, 148. States
Bills of indictment, 231.
Bills of Rights, of 1774, 24, 271.
Blackstone, Sir William, on the
Borrowing money, under the Con-
Boston Port Bill, 271.
Boundaries, between States, 200.
Bribery, impeachment for, 81,
Cabinet,see Heads of Departments.
Canada, provision for the acces-
Capital offences, and second trials
Capitation taxes, 103, 104, 295.
Captures, 120, 122, 294. Juris-
Cases, meaning of, in the sense of
Ceded places, power of Congress
Censorship of the Press, 262. See
Census, provision for the, 56, 58,
Cessions, see Ceded Places.
Charter granted by James I., 15.
Charter governments, in the Amer-
30* ican colonies, 18. Introduc-
Chief Justice shall preside at the
Chisholm versus Georgia, 202. Church and State, alliance be-
Coinage of money, under the Con-
Coke, Sir Edward, on the law of
Colonial governments, 17.
Colonies, see American Colonies.
Colonists, sent to England for
Columbia, District of, 129, 295.
Combination among the States,
Commerce, crippled, under the
Commissioners, appointed by Ma-