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THE HARVARD CLASSICS

EDITED BY CHARLES W ELIOT LL D

AMERICAN
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

1000-1904

WITH INTRODUCTIONS AND NOTES
VOLUME 43

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CONTENTS

VAGI

The Voyages To Vinland (c. Iooo) 5

The Letter Of Columbus To Luis De Sant Angel An-
Nouncing His Discovery (1493) 22

Amerigo Vespucci's Account Of His First Voyage (1497). 29

John Cabot's Discovery Of North America (1497) ... 47

First Charter Of Virginia (1606) 51

The Mayflower Compact (1620) 62

The Fundamental Orders Of Connecticut (1639) ... 63

The Massachusetts Body Of Liberties (1641) .... 70
Arbitrary Government Described And The Government Of
The Massachusetts Vindicated From That Aspersion,

By John Winthrop (1644) 90

The Instrument Of Government (1653) 113

A Healing Question, By Sir Henry Vane (1656) . . . 126

John Eliot's Brief Narrative (1670) 147

Declaration Of Rights (1765) 157

The Declaration Of Independence (1776) 160

The Mecklenburg Declaration Of Independence (1775) . 166

Articles Of Confederation (1777) 168

Articles Of Capitulation, Yorktown (1781) 180

Treaty With Great Britain (1783) 185

Constitution Of The United States (1787) 192

The Federalist, Nos. I And 2 (1787) 212

Opinion Of Chief Justice Marshall, In The Case Of

Mcculloch Vs. The State Of Maryland (1819) . . 222

Washington's First Inaugural Address (1789) .... 241

Treaty With The Six Nations (1794) 246

Washington's Farewell Address (1796) 250

Treaty With France (louisiana Purchase) (1803) . . 267

Treaty With Great Britain (end Of War Of 1812) (1814) 273
Arrangement As To The Naval Force To Be Respectively

Maintained On The American Lakes (1817) ... 283

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