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Documentary citations given in short-title forms as "Life," "Papers," "Works," etc., are to be understood as referring to editions of the author of that particular document. Exceptions are clearly noted.

John Adams, Diary Diary and Autobiography of John Adams. Edited by L. H. Butterfield et al. 4 vols. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1961.
John Adams, Papers Papers of John Adams. Edited by Robert J. Taylor et al. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1977--.
John Adams, Works The Works of John Adams. Edited by Charles Francis Adams. 10 vols. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1850--56. See also: Butterfield; Cappon; Warren-Adams Letters
J. Q. Adams, Writings Writings of John Quincy Adams. Edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford. 7 vols. New York: Macmillan Co., 1913--17.
Samuel Adams, Writings The Writings of Samuel Adams. Edited by Harry Alonzo Cushing. 4 vols. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904--8.
American Archives American Archives. Edited by M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force. 4th ser., 6 vols. Washington, D.C., 1837--46. 5th ser., 3 vols. Washington, D.C., 1848--53.
American Colonial Documents Jensen, Merrill, ed. American Colonial Documents to 1776. English Historical Documents, edited by David C. Douglas, vol. 9. New York: Oxford University Press, 1969.
Annals Annals of Congress. The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States. "History of Congress." 42 vols. Washington, D.C.: Gales & Seaton, 1834--56.
Bailyn Bailyn, Bernard, ed. Pamphlets of the American Revolution, 1750--1776. Vol. 1, 1750--1765. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965.
Blackstone, Commentaries Blackstone, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765--1769. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.
Boyd Boyd, Julian P., ed. Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey, 1664--1964. New Jersey Historical Series, vol. 17. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., 1964.
Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation Bradford, William. Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620--1647. Edited by Samuel Eliot Morison. New York: Modern Library, 1967.
Burgh [Burgh, James.] Political Disquisitions: or, An Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses. . . . 3 vols. London, 1774--75.
Burke, Works The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke. 6 vols. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854--56.
Burnett Burnett, Edmund C., ed. Letters of Members of the Continental Congress. 8 vols. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1921--36.
Butterfield Adams, Abigail Smith. The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762--1784. Edited by L. H. Butterfield et al. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1975.
Cannon The Letters of Junius. Edited by John Cannon. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1978.
Cappon The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams. Edited by Lester J. Cappon. 2 vols. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1959.
Chase Chase, Frederick. A History of Dartmouth College and the Town of Hanover New Hampshire. Edited by John K. Lord. 2 vols. Cambridge: John Wilson & Son, 1891.
Colonial Records The Colonial Records of North Carolina. Edited by William L. Saunders. 10 vols. Raleigh: Josephus Daniels, 1886--90.
Crèvecoeur Crèvecoeur, J. Hector St. John. Letters from an American Farmer. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1925.
Documentary History Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786--1870. 5 vols. Washington, D.C.: Department of State, 1901--5.
Dumbauld Dumbauld, Edward. The Bill of Rights and What It Means Today. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1957.
Early History Early History of the University of Virginia, as Contained in the Letters of Thomas Jefferson and Joseph C. Cabell, Hitherto Unpublished. . . . Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1856.
Elliot Elliot, Jonathan, ed. The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia in 1787. . . . 5 vols. 2d ed. 1888. Reprint. New York: Burt Franklin, n.d.
Emlyn Hale, Sir Matthew. Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown. Edited by Sollom Emlyn. 2 vols. London, 1736. Reprint. Classical English Law Texts. London: Professional Books, Ltd., 1971.
Essays Ford, Paul Leicester, ed. Essays on the Constitution of the United States, Published during Its Discussion by the People, 1787--1788. Brooklyn: Historical Printing Club, 1892.
Farrand Farrand, Max, ed. The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Rev. ed. 4 vols. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1937.
Federalist Hamilton, Alexander; Madison, James; and Jay, John. The Federalist. Edited by Jacob E. Cooke. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1961.
Foster Foster, Sir Michael. A Report of Some Proceedings on the Commission ... for the Trial of the Rebels in the Year 1746 . . ., and of Other Crown Cases. London, 1762. Reprint. Classical English Law Texts. Abingdon, England: Professional Books, Ltd., 1982.
Four Letters on Interesting Subjects Four Letters on Interesting Subjects. Philadelphia: 1776. Evans 14759.
Franklin, Papers The Papers of Benjamin Franklin. Edited by Leonard W. Labaree et al. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959--.
Franklin, Writings The Writings of Benjamin Franklin. Edited by Albert Henry Smyth. 10 vols. New York: Macmillan Co., 1905--7.
Gerry, Life Austin, James T. The Life of Elbridge Gerry. With Contemporary Letters. 2 vols. Boston, 1828--29.
Gray Hale, Sir Matthew. The History of the Common Law of England. Edited by Charles M. Gray. Classics of British Historical Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.
Gwyn Gwyn, W. B. The Meaning of the Separation of Powers: An Analysis of the Doctrine from Its Origin to the Adoption of the United States Constitution. Tulane Studies in Political Science, vol. 9. New Orleans: Tulane University, 1965.
Hamilton, Papers The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. Edited by Harold C. Syrett et al. 26 vols. New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1961--79. See also: Federalist
Handlin Handlin, Oscar, and Handlin, Mary, eds. The Popular Sources of Political Authority: Documents on the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1966.
Harrington The Political Writings of James Harrington: Representative Selections. Edited by Charles Blitzer. New York: Liberal Arts Press, 1955.
History of Congress History of Congress; Exhibiting a Classification of the Proceedings of the Senate, and the House of Representatives, from March 4, 1789, to March 3, 1793. ... Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1843.
Hume Hume, David. Essays Moral, Political and Literary. 1742, 1752.
Hurst Hurst, James Willard. The Law of Treason in the United States: Collected Essays. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Corp., 1971.
Iredell, Life Life and Correspondence of James Iredell. Edited by Griffith J. McRee. 2 vols. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1857.
Iredell, Papers The Papers of James Iredell. Edited by Don Higginbotham. Raleigh: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1976--.
Jacobson Trenchard, John, and Gordon, Thomas. Cato's Letters. In The English Libertarian Heritage, edited by David L. Jacobson. American Heritage Series. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1965.
Jamestown, The Three Charters of the Virginia Company of London The Three Charters of the Virginia Company of London. Jamestown 350th Anniversary Historical Booklet, no. 4. 1957
Jay, Correspondence The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay. Edited by Henry P. Johnston. 4 vols. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1890--93.
Jay, Unpublished Papers John Jay: Unpublished Papers. Edited by Richard B. Morris et al. New York: Harper & Row, 1975--. See also: Federalist
Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia. Edited by William Peden. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1954.
Jefferson, Papers The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Julian P. Boyd et al. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950--.
Jefferson, Works The Works of Thomas Jefferson. Collected and edited by Paul Leicester Ford. Federal Edition. 12 vols. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904--5.
Jefferson, Writings The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Andrew A. Lipscomb and Albert Ellery Bergh. 20 vols. Washington: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1905.
Jensen The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Edited by Merrill Jensen et al. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1976--.
Journals Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774--1789. Edited by Worthington C. Ford et al. 34 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1904--37.
Kent Kent, James. Commentaries on American Law. 4 vols. New York, 1826--30.
King, Life The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King. Edited by Charles R. King. 6 vols. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1894--1900.
Land Eddis, William. Letters from America. Edited by Aubrey C. Land. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.
Leake Leake, Isaac Q. Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb. Albany, N.Y., 1857.
Lee, Letters The Letters of Richard Henry Lee. Edited by James Curtis Ballagh. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan Co., 1911--14.
Lincoln, Collected Works The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Roy P. Basler et al. 8 vols. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953.
Locke, Second Treatise Locke, John. Two Treatises of Government. Edited by Peter Laslett. New York: Mentor Books, New American Library, 1965. See also: Montuori
Machiavelli Machiavelli, Niccolò. Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livius. Translated by Christian E. Detmold. New York: Modern Library, 1940.
McMaster McMaster, John Bach, and Stone, Frederick D., eds. Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution, 1787--1788. Lancaster: Published for the Subscribers by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1888.
Madison, Letters Letters and Other Writings of James Madison. Published by order of Congress. 4 vols. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1865.
Madison, Papers The Papers of James Madison. Edited by William T. Hutchinson et al. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1962--77 (vols. 1--10); Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1977--(vols. 11--).
Madison, W. & M. Q. Fleet, Elizabeth. "Madison's 'Detached Memoranda.'" William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 3 (1946): 534--68.
Madison, Writings The Writings of James Madison. Edited by Gaillard Hunt. 9 vols. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900--1910. See also: Federalist
Marshall, Life Beveridge, Albert J. The Life of John Marshall. 4 vols. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1916--19.
Marshall, Papers The Papers of John Marshall. Edited by Herbert A. Johnson et al. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, in association with the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1974--.
Maryland Archives Archives of Maryland: Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland. Edited by William Hand Browne. Vol. 1. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1883.
Mason, Papers The Papers of George Mason, 1725--1792. Edited by Robert A. Rutland. 3 vols. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1970.
Meade Meade, Robert Douthat. Patrick Henry: Patriot in the Making. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1957.
MHS Collections Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Monroe, Writings The Writings of James Monroe. Edited by Stanislaus Murray Hamilton. 7 vols. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1898--1903.
Montesquieu The Spirit of Laws. 1748. Translated by Thomas Nugent, 1750.
Montuori Locke, John. A Letter concerning Toleration. Latin and English texts revised and edited by Mario Montuori. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1963.
Gouverneur Morris, Amerikastudien Adams, Willi Paul. "'The Spirit of Commerce Requires that Property be Sacred': Gouverneur Morris and the American Revolution." Amerikastudien 21 (1976): 309--31.
Gouverneur Morris, Life The Life of Gouverneur Morris, with Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers. Edited by Jared Sparks. 3 vols. Boston, 1832.
Robert Morris, Papers The Papers of Robert Morris, 1781--1784. Edited by E. James Ferguson et al. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1973--.
New England Federalism Adams, Henry, ed. Documents Relating to New-England Federalism. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1877.
Niles Niles, Hezekiah, Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America. Centennial Offering. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1876.
Old Family Letters Biddle, Alexander. Old Family Letters. Ser. A. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1892.
Otis, Political Writings "Some Political Writings of James Otis." Collected by Charles F. Mullett. University of Missouri Studies 4 (1929): 257--432.
Paine, Life The Life and Works of Thomas Paine. Edited by William M. Van der Weyde. Patriots' Edition. 10 vols. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Thomas Paine National Historical Association, 1925.
Pamphlets Ford, Paul Leicester, ed. Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, Published during Its Discussion by the People, 1787--1788. Brooklyn, 1888. Reprint. New York: De Capo Press, 1968.
Penn, Select Works The Select Works of William Penn. 5 vols. 3d ed. London, 1782.
Pickering, Life Upham, Charles W. The Life of Timothy Pickering. 2 vols. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1873.
Pinkney Wheaton, Henry. Some Account of the Life, Writings, and Speeches of William Pinkney. Baltimore: E. J. Coale, 1826.
Randolph, History of Virginia Randolph, Edmund. History of Virginia. Edited by Arthur H. Shaffer. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia for the Virginia Historical Society, 1970.
Rawle Rawle, William. A View of the Constitution of the United States of America. 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1829. Reprint. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.
Read, Life Read, William Thompson. Life and Correspondence of George Read. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1870.
Records of the Federal Convention. See Farrand
Remonstrance and Petition, W. & M. Q. Schmidt, F. T., and Wilhelm, B. R. "Early Proslavery Petitions in Virginia." William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 30 (1973): 133--46.
Richardson Richardson, James D., comp. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789--1897. 10 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1896--99.
Robertson Robertson, C. Grant, ed. Select Statutes, Cases and Documents to Illustrate English Constitutional History, 1660--1832. 4th ed., rev. London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1923.
Rush, Letters Letters of Benjamin Rush. Edited by L. H. Butterfield. 2 vols. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 30, parts 1 and 2. Princeton: Princeton University Press, for the American Philosophical Society, 1951.
Rush, Selected Writings The Selected Writings of Benjamin Rush. Edited by Dagobert D. Runes. New York: Philosophical Library, 1947.
Scribner Revolutionary Virginia: The Road to Independence. Vol 6, The Time for Decision, 1776: A Documentary Record, edited by Robert L. Scribner and Brent Tarter. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia for the Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission, 1981.
Sidney, Works The Works of Algernon Sydney. A New Edition. London, 1772.
Sources Sources of Our Liberties. Edited by Richard L. Perry under the general supervision of John C. Cooper. [Chicago:] American Bar Foundation, 1952.
State Trials State Trials of the United States during the Administrations of Washington and Adams. Edited by Francis Wharton. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1849.
Stokes Stokes, Anton Phelps, ed. Church and State in the United States. 3 vols. New York: Harper & Bros., 1950.
Storing Storing, Herbert J., ed. The Complete Anti-Federalist. 7 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.
Story Story, Joseph. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. 3 vols. Boston, 1833.
Tansill Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States. Edited by Charles C. Tansill. 69th Cong., 1st sess. House Doc. No. 398. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1927.
Taylor Taylor, Robert J., ed. Massachusetts, Colony to Commonwealth: Documents on the Formation of Its Constitution, 1775--1780. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1961.
Thorpe Thorpe, Francis Newton, ed. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the States, Territories, and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the United States of America. 7 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909.
Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries Tucker, St. George. Blackstone's Commentaries: With Notes of Reference to the Constitution and Laws of the Federal Government of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Virginia. 5 vols. Philadelphia, 1803. Reprint. South Hackensack, N.J.: Rothman Reprints, 1969.
Walker, U. Pa. L. Rev. Radin, Max. "The Doctrine of the Separation of Powers in Seventeenth Century Controversies." University of Pennsylvania Law Review 86 (1938): 842--66.
Warren, Life Frothingham, Richard. Life and Times of Joseph Warren. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1865.
Warren-Adams Letters Warren-Adams Letters, Being Chiefly a Correspondence among John Adams, Samuel Adams, and James Warren. Vol. 2, 1778--1814. Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, vol. 73. [Boston:] Massachusetts Historical Society, 1925.
Washington, Writings The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745--1799. Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick. 39 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1931--44.
Webster, Collection Webster, Noah. A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings on Moral, Historical, Political and Literary Subjects. Boston, 1790. Reprint. Delmar, N.Y.: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1977.
Webster, Political Papers Webster, Noah. A Collection of Papers on Political, Literary and Moral Subjects. New York, 1843. Reprint. New York: Burt Franklin, 1968.
Wharton Wharton, Francis, ed. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States. 6 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1889.
Wilson, Works The Works of James Wilson. Edited by Robert Green McCloskey. 2 vols. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967.
Winthrop Winthrop, John. The History of New England from 1630 to 1649. Edited by James Savage. 2 vols. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1853.
Woodhouse Woodhouse, A. S. P., ed. Puritanism and Liberty, Being the Army Debates (1647--9) from the Clarke Manuscripts with Supplementary Documents. 2d ed. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1951.

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