The Constitutional History of the United States, by Francis Newton Thorpe 1765-1895 Volume 1

The Constitutional History of the United States, by Francis Newton Thorpe 1765-1895 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... the ratification convention of his State.1 Whenever the Convention went into committee of the whole, Gorham was called to the chair, a tribute to his parliamentary knowledge. He was thus called to preside for nearly one-fourth of the session.2 Rufus King, now fully convinced of the need of a national Constitution, had been a member of the State legislature and of Congress, and was one of the authors of the ordinance of 1787. He was to be chosen three times a senator from New York, and twice to be appointed minister to the Court of St. James. Caleb Strong, a graduate of Harvard, had served in the legislature, had helped form the constitution of Massachusetts, of 1780, and was to be one of its first United States Senators, and be chosen eleven times Governor of the State.3 above, Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Nelson were elected, but declined; they later opposed the ratification of the Constitution. The Virginia delegates were commissioned by the governor, April 17, 1787. Ford's List, 11. See also the Chapter, post, on The Constitution in Virginia. i See Vol. II, pp. 38, 39, 41. 2 May 30 to June 19. s The Massachusetts delegates were commissioned by the Governor, April 9, 1787, under the act of its Legislature of March 10, 1787. Francis Dana was appointed, but did not attend, on account of ill-health and judicial duties. Ford's List, 6. Dana was active in securing the ratification of the Constitution in his State. See the chapter, post, on The Constitution in Massachusetts. From Connecticut came William Samuel Johnson, a graduate of Yale, a lawyer of ability and eloquence, the agent of Connecticut in England, in colonial days; the friend of Samuel Johnson, a member of the Continental Congress, Chief Justice of the State, its first...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525922
  • 9781236525925