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Popular Basis of Political Authority

Introduction
1.John Locke, Second Treatise, §§ 4--15, 54, 119--22, 163, 1689
2.Thomas Gordon, Cato's Letters, no. 38, 22 July 1721
3.Montesquieu, Spirit of Laws, bk. 2, CH. 2, 1748
4.David Hume, Of the Original Contract, 1752
5.James Otis, The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved, 1764
6.James Burgh, Political Disquisitions 1:3--4, 186--89, 190, 190--93, 201--2, 1774
7.Thomas Jefferson to Edmund Pendleton, 26 Aug. 1776
8.Instructions to the Delegates from Mecklenburg, North Carolina, to the Provincial Congress at Halifax, 1 Nov. 1776
9.Statement of the Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Representatives, 17 Nov. 1778
10.Thomas Jefferson, Preamble to a Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, Fall 1778
11.Samuel Adams to Noah Webster, 30 Apr. 1784
12.John Adams, Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States, 1787
13.Caesar, no. 2, 17 Oct. 1787
14.James Wilson, Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention, 4 Dec. 1787
15.The Address and Reasons of Dissent of the Minority of the Convention of Pennsylvania to Their Constituents, 18 Dec. 1787
16.Federal Farmer, no. 11, 10 Jan. 1788
17.James Madison, Federalist, no. 39, 251, 16 Jan. 1788
18.James Madison, Federalist, no. 46, 315, 29 Jan. 1788
19.James Madison, Federalist, no. 49, 338--43, 2 Feb. 1788
20.James Madison, Federalist, no. 63, 424--28, 1 Mar. 1788
21.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 71, 482--83, 18 Mar. 1788
22.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 78, 527--29, 28 May 1788
23.Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 6 Sept. 1789
24.James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 4 Feb. 1790
25.James Wilson, Of Government, The Legislative Department, Of Citizens and Aliens, Lectures on Law, 1791
26.James Madison, Public Opinion, 19 Dec. 1791
27.Thomas Jefferson to Marquis de Lafayette, 14 Feb. 1815
28.James Madison to Thomas Ritchie, 15 Sept. 1821
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