Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 16,  GENERAL REVIEW OF THE COLONIES § 146. We have now finished our survey of the origin and political history of the colonies; and here we may pause for a short time for the purpose of...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 15,  GEORGIA § 143. In the same year, in which Carolina was divided , a project was formed for the settlement of a colony upon the unoccupied territory between the rivers Savannah and Altamaha.1 The object of...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 14,  NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA § 128. WE next come to the consideration of the history of the political organization of the Carolinas. That level region, which stretches from the 36th degree of north latitude to...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 13,  DELAWARE § 126. AFTER Penn had become proprietary of Pennsylvania, he purchased of the Duke of York, in 1682, all his right and interest in the territory, afterwards called the Three Lower Counties of Delaware,...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 12,  PENNSYLVANIA § 121. PENNSYLVANIA was originally settled by different detachments of planters under various authorities, Dutch, Swedes, and others, which at different times occupied portions of land on South or Delaware river. 1 The ascendency...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 11,  NEW JERSEY § 115. New Jersey, as we have already seen, was a part of the territory granted to the Duke of York, and was by him granted, in June, 1664, to Lord Berkeley...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 10,  NEW YORK § 111. New York was originally settled by emigrants from Holland. But the English government seems at all times to have disputed the right of the Dutch to make any settlement in America;...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 9,  MARYLAND § 103. THE province of Maryland was included originally in the patent of the Southern or Virginia company; and upon the dissolution of that company it reverted to the crown. King Charles the...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 8,  RHODE ISLAND § 94. RHODE ISLAND was originally settled by emigrants from Massachusetts, fleeing thither to escape from religious persecution; and it still boasts of Roger Williams as its founder, and as the early defender...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 7,  CONNECTICUT § 84. CONNECTICUT was originally settled under the protection of Massachusetts; but the inhabitants in a few years afterwards (1638) felt at liberty (after the example of Massachusetts) to frame a constitution of government...
Commentaries On The Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, LL.D. Book I, Chapter 1 § 1. THE discovery of the Continent of America by Columbus in the fifteenth century awakened the attention of all the maritime States of Europe. Stimulated by the love of glory, and still more...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 6,  MAINE § 82. In August, 1622, the council of Plymouth (which seems to have been extremely profuse and inconsiderate in its grants 1) granted to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John Mason all...
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 6, MAINE IN August, 1622, the council of Plymouth (which seems to have been extremely profuse and inconsiderate in its grants granted to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John Mason all the land lying between...
LIBERTY LETTERS, JOSEPH STORY, 1833 The next amendment is: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." The importance of this article will scarcely be doubted by any persons, who have...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, NEW HAMPSHIRE § 78. Having gone into a full consideration of the origin and political organization of the primitive colonies in the South and North, it remains only to take a rapid new of those,...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, MASSACHUSETTS § 61. ABOUT the period when the Plymouth colonists completed their voyage, James the First, with a view to promote more effectually the interests of the second or northern company, granted1 to the Duke...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, ORIGIN AND SETTLEMENT OF NEW ENGLAND § 52. We may now advert in a brief manner to the history of the Northern, or Plymouth Company. That company possessed fewer resources and less enterprise than the...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, ORIGIN AND SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA § 39. Having thus traced out the origin of the title to the soil of America asserted by the European nations, we may now enter upon a consideration of the...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, PRELIMINARY CHAPTER Plan of the Work The principal object of these Commentaries is to present a full analysis and exposition of the Constitution of Government of the United States of America. In order to do this...
Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, PREFACE I now offer to the public another portion of the labours devolved on me in the execution of the duties of the Dane Professorship of Law in Harvard University. The importance of the subject...