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EXPOSITION OF THE CONSTITUTION
A BRIEF COMMENTARY
ON EVERY CLAUSE, EXPLAINING THE TRUE NATURE, REASONS, AND OBJECT TOIEREOF; DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOL LIBRARIES
AND GENERAL READERS.
CONTAINING IMPORTANT PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF
BY JOSEPH STORY, LL. D.
DANE PROFESSOR OF LAW IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY:
“ This Government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawel, dilopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in its principles, in the distribution of its powers uniting security with energy, un containing, within itself, a provision for its own amendment, has a just clain 1:3 your confidence and respect." - President Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United States.
HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840 by
Marsh, CAPEN, LYON, AND WEBB,
Io the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS,
DESIGNED TO AID
THE CAUSE OF EDUCATION,
TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE THE STUDY
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
BY HER INGENUOUS YOUTII,
IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,
WHO GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES, THAT HER
TIE LAND OF HIS BIRTH,
HIOME OF HIS CIIOICE,
Cambridge, January 1, 1840.