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Generally 6.3; Bill of Rights

Leonard Busher, Petition to James I, 1614, Stokes 1:113

Plan of Government for New Haven Colony, 1643, Thorpe 1:526--27

Oliver Cromwell, 1644, Stokes 1:121

Congregationalist Churches of England, Savoy Declaration, 1658, Stokes 1:117

John Milton, A Treatise of Civil Power in Ecclesiastical Causes (1659)

Quaker Statement of Belief, 1675, Stokes 1:114

Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges, 1701, Thorpe 5:3077--78

The Constitution of Free-Masons, 1734, Stokes 1:246

Plantation Act of 1740, 13 Geo. 2, c. 7

William Blackstone, Commentaries 1:269 (1765)

Letter of the General Association of Congregational Pastors, 1768, Stokes 1:235--36

Massachusetts House of Representatives to Dennis deBert, 12 Jan. 1768, Stokes 1:235

Letter of "Society of Dissenters," 28 Feb. 1769, Stokes 1:236--38

Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists as Christians, 20 Nov. 1772, Writings 2:355--56

John Adams to Abigail Adams, 16 Sept. 1774, Butterfield 74--76

Alexander Hamilton, Remarks on the Quebec Bill, pt. 2, 22 June 1775, Papers 1:169--75

Resolution to the Massachusetts Assembly, 1775, Stokes 1:308--9

Journal of the Virginia Convention of 1776, 20 June 1776, Stokes 1:370

Memorial of the Hanover Presbytery to the Virginia Assembly, 24 Oct. 1776, Stokes 1:376--77

Thomas Paine, Epistle to Quakers, 1776, Life 2:183--84, 191--92

George Washington, General Orders, 9 July 1776, 2 May 1778, Writings 5:244--45, 11:342--43

Maryland Constitution of 1776, Amendments, arts. 3, 5, 13, Thorpe 3:1702, 1705

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Locke and Shaftesbury, ca. 1776,

Papers 1:544--50

Petition of Dissenters in Albemarle and Amherst Counties, 1776, Jefferson Papers 1:586

Declaration of the Virginia Association of Baptists, 25 Dec. 1776, Jefferson Papers 1:660--61

John Jay, New York Constitutional Convention, 20--21 Mar. 1777, Unpublished Papers 1:392

Georgia Constitution of 1777, arts. 56, 62, Thorpe 2:784, 785

John Jay, Charge to Grand Jury of Ulster County, 9 Sept. 1777, Correspondence 1:162--63

Governor William Livingston, Remarks on Liberty of Conscience, 1778, Niles 199

Rev. John Todd to Thomas Jefferson, 16 Aug. 1779, Jefferson Papers 3:68--69

Baptist Petition to the Virginia Assembly, 8 Nov. 1780, Stokes 1:371--72

Returns of the Towns on the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, Handlin 557--58, 633--34, 640--41, 645--48, 660--61, 763--64

John Wilson Campbell, History of Virginia to 1781 (1813), Stokes 1:238--39

Petition from Rockingham Assembly, 18 Nov. 1784, Stokes 1:362--63

Richard Henry Lee to James Madison, 26 Nov. 1784, Madison Papers 8:149--50

James Madison, Notes for Debate on General Assessment Bill, 23--24 Dec. 1784, Papers 8:197--99

Incorporation of Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia, 1784, Stokes 1:385--86

Treaty with Prussia, art. 11, 1785

James Madison to James Monroe, 21 June 1785, Papers 8:306

Copy of Protestant Episcopal Church Petition to General Assembly of Virginia, July 1785, Madison Papers 8:312--13

John Dickinson to George Read, 28 Apr. 1786, Read Life 412

Memorial of the Convention of Baptists of New England to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Stokes 1:307

Records of the Federal Convention, Farrand 1:450--52

Proposed Amendments by Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention Minority, 12 Dec. 1787, Dumbauld 173

Thomas Jefferson to John Rutledge, Jr., 2 Feb. 1788, Papers 12:557

Proposed Amendments by Minority of Maryland Convention Committee, 29 Apr. 1788, Dumbauld 179

Edmund Randolph, Virginia Ratifying Convention, 10 June 1788, Elliot 3:204--5

New Hampshire Ratifying Convention, Proposed Amendment, 21 June 1788, Dumbauld 182

New York Ratifying Convention, Proposed Amendment, 26 July 1788, Dumbauld 189

North Carolina Ratifying Convention, Proposed Amendments, 1 Aug. 1788, Dumbauld 201

George Washington to the General Committee of the United Baptist Churches of Virginia, May 1789, Stokes 1:495

Georgia Constitution of 1789, art. 4, Thorpe 2:789

Noah Webster, Miscellaneous Remarks, Feb. 1790, Collection, 345--47, 362--64

Pennsylvania Constitution of 1790, art. 9, secs. 3, 4, Thorpe 5:3100

South Carolina Constitution of 1790, art. 8, secs. 1, 2, Thorpe 6:3264

George Washington to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, R.I., Fall 1790, Stokes 1:861--62

William Livingston, Observations on the Support of the Clergy, Dec. 1790, Stokes 1:278

Delaware Constitution of 1792, Preamble and art. 1, Thorpe 1:568

Kentucky Constitution of 1792, art. 1, sec. 24, art. 12, sec. 4, Thorpe 3:1267, 1274

Vermont Constitution of 1793, ch. 1, art. 3, Thorpe 6:3762

Tennessee Constitution of 1796, art. 7, sec. 7, art. 8, secs. 1, 2, Thorpe 6:3420

Treaty between United States and Tripoli, art. 4, sec. 10, art. 11, 10 Feb. 1797

Kentucky Constitution of 1799, art. 2, sec. 26, art. 3, sec. 6, art. 10, secs. 3, 4, Thorpe 3:1280, 1281, 1289

Thomas Jefferson to Jeremiah Moor, 14 Aug. 1800, Works 9:143

Benjamin Rush to Thomas Jefferson, 6 Oct. 1800, Letter 2:824--25

Ohio Constitution of 1802, art. 8, sec. 3, Thorpe 5:2910

Samuel Adams to Thomas Paine, 30 Nov. 1802, Writings 4:412--13

Washburn v. Springfield, 1 Mass. 32 (1804)

Elbridge Gerry, 1811, Life 335--37

Louisiana Constitution of 1812, art. 2, sec. 22, Thorpe 3:1384

John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 25 June 1813, Cappon 2:334

John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 28 June 1813, Cappon 2:338--40

John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 14 Sept. 1813, Cappon 2:373--74

Terrett v. Taylor, 9 Cranch 43 (1815)

Indiana Constitution of 1816, art. 1, sec. 3, Thorpe 2:1058

John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 6 May 1816, Cappon 2:474

Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1 Aug. 1816, Cappon 2:484

Mississippi Constitution of 1817, art. 1, secs. 3, 4, Thorpe 4:2033

John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 18 May 1817, Cappon 2:515, 516

Adams v. Howe, 14 Mass. 340 (1817)

Connecticut Constitution of 1818, art. 1, sec. 3, 4, art. 7, secs. 1, 2, Thorpe 1:537, 544--45

Illinois Constitution of 1818, art. 13, secs. 3, 4, Thorpe 2:1007

Alabama Constitution of 1819, art. 1, secs. 3--7, Thorpe 1:97

Constitution of Maine of 1819, art. 1, sec. 3, Thorpe 3:1647

Missouri Constitution of 1820, art. 13, secs. 4, 5, 18, Thorpe 4:2163, 2164

Baker v. Fales, 16 Mass. 488 (1820)

New York Constitution of 1821, art. 7, secs. 3, 4, Thorpe 5:2648

Thomas Jefferson, Report of the Rector to the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia, 7 Oct. 1822, Writings 19:413--16

Bishop John England, The Substance of a Discourse Preached in the Hall of the House of Representatives, 8 Jan. 1826, Stokes 1:503--4

John Marshall to William B. Sprague, 22 July 1828, in R. Faulkner, The Jurisprudence of John Marshall 140, n. 22 (1965)

Virginia Constitution of 1830, art. 3, sec. 11, Thorpe 7:3824--25

Delaware Constitution of 1831, art. 1, secs. 1, 2, Thorpe 1:582

James Madison to Edward Everett, 1832, Stokes 1:348

Mississippi Constitution of 1832, art. 1, secs. 3, 4, Thorpe 4:2049

Gallego's ex'ors v. Attorney General, 3 Leigh 450, 477--81 (Va. 1832)

Magill v. Brown, 16 Fed. Cas. 408, no. 8,952 (C.C.E.D.Pa. 1833)

Michigan Constitution of 1835, art. 1, secs. 4--6, Thorpe 1:1931

Commonwealth v. Kneeland, 20 Pick. 206 (Mass. 1838)


The Founders' Constitution
Volume 5, Amendment I (Religion), Introduction
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