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EXPOSITION OF THE CONSTITUTION

OF THE

UNITED STATES:

CONTAINING

A BRIEF COMMENTARY

ON EVERY CLAUSE, EXPLAINING THE TRUE NATURE, REASONS, AND OBJECTS
THEREOF; DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOL LIBRARIES

AND GENERAL READERS.

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING IMPORTANT PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF

THE CONSTITUTION.

BY JOSEPH STORY, LL. D.

DANE PROFESSOR OF LAW IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY.

“ This Government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawed,
adopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in its
principles, in the distribution of its powers uniting security with energy, and
containing, within itself, a provision for its own amendment, has a just claim to
your confidence and respect.” - President Washington's Farewell Address to the
People of the United States.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

82 CLIFF STREET,

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM
THE BEQUEST OF
EVERT JANSEN WENOELL

1918

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840, by

MARSH, CAPEN, LYON, AND WEBB, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

2737 a/-20 32

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