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Constitutional Government

Introduction
1.Mayflower Compact, 11 Nov. 1620
2.Ordinance and Constitution for Council and Assembly in Virginia, 24 July 1621
3.Royal Commission for Regulating Plantations, 28 Apr. 1634
4.William Penn, Preface to the Frame of Government, 1682
5.John Locke, Second Treatise, §§ 89--94, 134--42, 212, 1689
6.John Trenchard, Cato's Letters, no. 60, 6 Jan. 1721
7.John Trenchard, Cato's Letters, no. 61, 13 Jan. 1721
8.John Trenchard, Cato's Letters, no. 62, 20 Jan. 1721
9.Montesquieu, Spirit of Laws, bk. 6, CH. 2; BK. 11, CHS. 1--7, 20, 1748
10.Richard Henry Lee to ------, 31 May 1764
11.Resolutions of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, 29 Oct. 1765
12.John Adams, Clarendon, no. 3, 27 Jan. 1766
13.Massachusetts House of Representatives, Circular Letter to the Colonial Legislatures, 11 Feb. 1768
14.Fairfax County Resolves, 18 July 1774
15.James Burgh, Political Disquisitions 1:221--23, 226--27, 1774
16.Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 23 Feb. 1775
17.Pittsfield Petitions, 29 May 1776
18.Concord Town Meeting Resolutions, 21 Oct. 1776
19.Four Letters on Interesting Subjects 18--24, 1776
20.Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 13, 121--29, 1784
21.Alexander Hamilton, A Second Letter from Phocion, Apr. 1784
22.James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 24 Oct. 1787
23.Impartial Examiner, no. 1, 20 Feb. 1788
24.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 78, 524--25, 28 May 1788
25.James Madison, Observations on Jefferson's Draft of a Constitution for Virginia, 15 Oct. 1788
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