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PAGE CHAPTER 1. State of the country...

........Convention at Annapolis........At Philadelphia form a constitution of government for the United States........Details of its progress

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CHAPTER II.
Disapproves the constitution........ His letter to the legislature

of Massachusetts........Objections considered........ Parties on
the merits of the constitution........Judge Dana proposes to
annihilate Rhode Island........Massachusetts convention to
consider the constitution of the United States........Proceed-
ings in convention........ Governour Hancock........Constitu-
tion adopted

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CHAPTER III.
Popular feeling in Massachusetts on the adoption of the con-

stitution........ Letter to General Warren....... 'The Federal
party become a majority........Consequences........Mr. Gerry
a candidate for Congress.......Letter to the Electors........
Letter to the Governour.......To General Warren

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CHAPTER IV.
First Congress of United States........Parties therein.........

Speech on amendments to the Constitution........ The 'pub-
lic creditors....... Employments of private life........Origin of
the Democratic party......Commentary on the account of it
given by the biographer of Washington........French revo-
lution........ British treaty...Chosen to the Electoral Col-

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