The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D.
Reprint of the rare first edition. Contains important early commentaries on the U.S. Constitution by one of the most influential delegates to the Federal Constitutional Convention and one of the six founding fathers who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, later an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Works are comprised mostly of lectures delivered in 1790-1791 at the College of Philadelphia. They cover several aspects of public and private law, such as the common law, general principles of the law of nations and the law of nature, the U.S. Constitution, crime, obligations and property. The texts of several important speeches given at the Federal Convention and his rousing oration celebrating Pennsylvania's adoption of the Constitution on July 4, 1788 are also included. Many of these pieces are important early commentaries on the Constitution. Three volumes.
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Page 56 - ... her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world : all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power : both Angels and men and creatures of what condition soever, though each in different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, admiring her as the mother of their peace and joy.