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District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the first day of January, A.D., 1829, in the fiftythird year of the Independence of the United States of America, Wells and Lilly, oft said District, have deposited in this Office the Title of a Book, the Right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

“The Life of Elbridge Gerry. With Contemporary Letters. From the close of the American Revolution. By James T. Austin.”

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned;” and also to an Act; entitled, “An act supplementary to an Act, entitled An Act for the encouragement of Learning; by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving, and Etching Historical, and other Prints.”

JNO. W. DAvis,

Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

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A DVIER TISE MIENT.

THE continuation of the Biography promised in
the first volume is now submitted to the public;-
sooner indeed than was then intended—but in de-
ference to the opinion of many whom the author
did not feel at liberty to disregard.

BosTon, MAss AchusFTTs,
JANUARY 1, 1829.

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District clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the first day of January, A.D., 1829, in the fiftythird year of the Independenée of the United States of America, Wells and Lilly, of said District, have deposited in this Office the Title of a Book, the Right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

“The Life of Elbridge Gerry. With Contemporary Letters. From the close of the American Revolution. By James T. Austin.”

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned;” and also to an Act, entitled, “An act supplementary to an Act, entitled An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving, and Etching Historical, and other Prints.”

JNO. W. DAVIS,

clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

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CONTIENTS.

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CHAPTER I.

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

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........Proceedings in convention........Governour Hancock........Constitution adopted - - - - -

CHAPTER III.

Popular feeling in Massachusetts on the adoption of the constitution........Letter to General Warren........The Federal Letter to the Governour........To General Warren

CHAPTER IV.

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

Speech on amendments to the Constitution........The public creditors........ Employments of private life........ Origin of the Democratic party.......Commentary on the account of it

given by the biographer of Washington........French revolution........British treaty........Chosen to the Electoral Col

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