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THE

POLITICAL GRAMMAR

OF THE

UNITED STATES;

OR,

Á COMPLÈTE VIEW OF THE THEORY AND PRACTICE

OP THE

GENERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS,

WITI THE RELATIONS BETWEEN THEM.

DEDICATED AND ADAPTED

TO THE

YOUNG MEN OF THE UNITED STATES.

BY EDWARD D, MANSFIELD
COUNSELLOR AT LAW, CINCINNATI.

PUBLISHED BY
WILEY AND LONG, New-YORK; RUSSELL, SHATTUCK & Co. Bostar ;
H. F. SUMNER & Co., HARTFORD, CT. ; DESILVER, THOMAS & Co.,
PHILADELPHIA ; CUSHING & Sons, BALTIMORE; S. BABCOCK & Sons,
CHARLESTON, Š. C., AND COREY & WEBSTER,

CINCINNATI.

CENOX LIBRARA
NEW YORK

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[Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834, by

HARPER AND BROTHERS, in the Office of the Clerk of the
Southern District of New-York.]

Stereotyped by J. A. JAMES & Co., Cincinnati.

PREFACE.

The following work was commenced in the winter of 1832–3, before the Exposition of Mr. Bayard, the Outlines of President Duer, or the admirable Commentaries of Justice Story, had yet issued from the press. Why the author was not deterred from the continuance of his undertaking, by the appearance of such distinguished instructers in the same arduous field, will sufficiently appear from the following statement of his object and his plan.

It was early and strongly impressed upon the mind of the writer, that political instruction was necessary to political liberty; that the establishment of constitutional rights pre-supposed in the people a knowledge of the elementary terms, definitions, and principles, expressed in written constitutions; and that without such knowledge, whatever other information or intelligence might be cultivated, our happy republic would

pursue the same melancholy career which had led to the ruin of the free nations of antiquity.

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