Short Titles Used
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,
|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 &
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. 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.,
|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 English Historical
Documents, edited by David C. Douglas, vol. 9.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 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, Bernard, ed. Pamphlets of the American Revolution,
1750--1776. Vol. 1, 1750--1765. Cambridge:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965.
Blackstone, William. Commentaries
on the Laws of England: A Facsimile of the First
Edition of 1765--1769. Chicago: University of Chicago
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.,
|Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation
Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620--1647. Edited by Samuel
Eliot Morison. New York: Modern Library, 1967.
[Burgh, James.] Political Disquisitions: or, An Enquiry
into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses. . . . 3 vols.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund
Burke. 6 vols. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854--56.
Burnett, Edmund C., ed. Letters of Members of the
Continental Congress. 8 vols. Washington: Carnegie Institution
of Washington, 1921--36.
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
The Letters of Junius. Edited by John Cannon.
Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1978.
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,
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.
The Colonial Records of North Carolina.
Edited by William L. Saunders. 10 vols. Raleigh: Josephus
Crèvecoeur, J. Hector St. John. Letters from
an American Farmer. New York: Albert & Charles Boni,
Documentary History of the Constitution
of the United States of America, 1786--1870. 5 vols.
Washington, D.C.: Department of State, 1901--5.
Dumbauld, Edward. The Bill of Rights and
What It Means Today. Norman: University of Oklahoma
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,
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
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.,
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,
Farrand, Max, ed. The Records of the Federal Convention
of 1787. Rev. ed. 4 vols. New Haven and London:
Yale University Press, 1937.
Hamilton, Alexander; Madison, James; and
Jay, John. The Federalist. Edited by Jacob E. Cooke. Middletown,
Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1961.
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.
The Papers of Benjamin Franklin. Edited
by Leonard W. Labaree et al. New Haven: Yale University
The Writings of Benjamin Franklin. Edited
by Albert Henry Smyth. 10 vols. New York: Macmillan
Austin, James T. The Life of Elbridge Gerry.
With Contemporary Letters. 2 vols. Boston, 1828--29.
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
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,
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, 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.
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, David. Essays Moral, Political and Literary.
Hurst, James Willard. The Law of Treason in the
United States: Collected Essays. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood
Publishing Corp., 1971.
Life and Correspondence of James Iredell. Edited
by Griffith J. McRee. 2 vols. New York: D. Appleton
& Co., 1857.
The Papers of James Iredell. Edited by Don
Higginbotham. Raleigh: North Carolina Division of Archives
and History, 1976--.
Trenchard, John, and Gordon, Thomas. Cato's
Letters. In The English Libertarian Heritage, edited by
David L. Jacobson. American Heritage Series. Indianapolis:
|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
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 &
See also: Federalist
|Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia
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.
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited
by Julian P. Boyd et al. Princeton: Princeton University
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,
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Edited
by Andrew A. Lipscomb and Albert Ellery Bergh.
20 vols. Washington: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association,
The Documentary History of the Ratification of the
Constitution. Edited by Merrill Jensen et al. Madison:
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1976--.
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, James. Commentaries on American Law. 4 vols.
New York, 1826--30.
The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King. Edited
by Charles R. King. 6 vols. New York: G. P. Putnam's
Eddis, William. Letters from America. Edited by Aubrey
C. Land. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard
University Press, 1969.
Leake, Isaac Q. Memoir of the Life and Times of General
John Lamb. Albany, N.Y., 1857.
The Letters of Richard Henry Lee. Edited by
James Curtis Ballagh. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan Co.,
|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, Niccolò. Discourses on the First
Ten Books of Titus Livius. Translated by Christian E. Detmold.
New York: Modern Library, 1940.
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.
Letters and Other Writings of James Madison.
Published by order of Congress. 4 vols. Philadelphia:
J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1865.
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.
|Madison, W. & M. Q.
Fleet, Elizabeth. "Madison's 'Detached
Memoranda.'" William and Mary Quarterly, 3d
ser., 3 (1946): 534--68.
The Writings of James Madison. Edited
by Gaillard Hunt. 9 vols. New York: G. P. Putnam's
See also: Federalist
Beveridge, Albert J. The Life of John Marshall.
4 vols. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1916--19.
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,
Archives of Maryland: Proceedings and
Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland. Edited by William
Hand Browne. Vol. 1. Baltimore: Maryland Historical
The Papers of George Mason, 1725--1792.
Edited by Robert A. Rutland. 3 vols. Chapel Hill: University
of North Carolina Press, 1970.
Meade, Robert Douthat. Patrick Henry: Patriot in
the Making. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1957.
Collections of the Massachusetts Historical
The Writings of James Monroe. Edited
by Stanislaus Murray Hamilton. 7 vols. New York and
London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1898--1903.
The Spirit of Laws. 1748. Translated by
Thomas Nugent, 1750.
Locke, John. A Letter concerning Toleration.
Latin and English texts revised and edited by Mario
Montuori. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1963.
|Gouverneur Morris, Amerikastudien
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, 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.
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
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.
Upham, Charles W. The Life of Timothy
Pickering. 2 vols. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1873.
Wheaton, Henry. Some Account of the Life, Writings,
and Speeches of William Pinkney. Baltimore: E. J.
|Randolph, History of Virginia
History of Virginia. Edited by Arthur H. Shaffer. Charlottesville:
University Press of Virginia for the Virginia
Historical Society, 1970.
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, William Thompson. Life and Correspondence
of George Read. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott &
|Records of the Federal Convention.
|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):
Richardson, James D., comp. A Compilation
of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789--1897. 10
vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office,
Robertson, C. Grant, ed. Select Statutes, Cases
and Documents to Illustrate English Constitutional History,
1660--1832. 4th ed., rev. London: Methuen & Co., Ltd.,
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,
|Rush, Selected Writings
The Selected Writings of Benjamin
Rush. Edited by Dagobert D. Runes. New York: Philosophical
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.
The Works of Algernon Sydney. A New Edition.
Sources of Our Liberties. Edited by Richard L.
Perry under the general supervision of John C. Cooper.
[Chicago:] American Bar Foundation, 1952.
State Trials of the United States during the Administrations
of Washington and Adams. Edited by Francis
Wharton. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1849.
Stokes, Anton Phelps, ed. Church and State in the
United States. 3 vols. New York: Harper & Bros., 1950.
Storing, Herbert J., ed. The Complete Anti-Federalist.
7 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
Story, Joseph. Commentaries on the Constitution of the
United States. 3 vols. Boston, 1833.
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, 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, 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
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
Frothingham, Richard. Life and Times of Joseph
Warren. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1865.
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.
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, 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, Francis, ed. The Revolutionary Diplomatic
Correspondence of the United States. 6 vols. Washington,
D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1889.
The Works of James Wilson. Edited by
Robert Green McCloskey. 2 vols. Cambridge: Belknap
Press of Harvard University Press, 1967.
Winthrop, John. The History of New England
from 1630 to 1649. Edited by James Savage. 2 vols. Boston:
Little, Brown & Co., 1853.
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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