COMMENTARIES

ON THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES;

WITH

A PRELIMINARY REVIEW

OF
THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF THE COLONIES AND STATES,
BEFORE THE ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION.

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BY JOSEPH STORY, LL. D.,

DANE PROFESSOR OF LAW IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY.

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IN THREE VOLUMES.

"Magistratibus igitur opus est; sine quorum prudentia ac diligentia esse civitas non potest; quorumque descriptione omnis Reipublicae moderatio continetur."
CICERO DE LEG. lib. 3. cap. 2.
"Government is a contrivance of human Wisdom to provide for human wants."
BURKE.

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BOSTON:

HILLIARD, GRAY AND COMPANY.

CAMBRIDGE:

BROWN, SHATTUCK, AND CO.
1833.

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