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Pennsylvania:

AN APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, IN BEHALF OF THE CONSTITUTION. READ, REFLECT, AND DECIDE.

np: 1838 24pp. Bound, with moderate wear and fox, into modern plain wrappers. Good or a bit better. The author, who identifies himself as 'A Citizen,' opposes the proposed Constitution, primarily [although virtually no provision escapes his criticism] because a clause allows amendments every five years by simple majority vote of the legislature and the people. "Our constitution, with the amendatory clause in it, will be an arch without a keystone, which must speedily fall to the earth, of its own weight." He favors the "good old Constitution," which has served its citizens well since 1790. The proposed changes remind him of the proverbial epitaph on a tombstone: "I was well, but I wanted to be better; and lo! Here I am." FIRST EDITION. AI 48887 [2]. OCLC 43794458 [2]. Not in Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Marvin, BEAL.


Book Id: 19525

Price: $350.00

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