Propositions for amending the Constitution of the United States
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Published by Printed by Oliver Steele & Co. in New-Haven .
Written in English

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  • United States.

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  • Constitutional amendments -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementsubmitted by Mr. Hillhouse to the Senate on the twelfth day of April, 1808, with his explanatory remarks.
ContributionsMiscellaneous Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress), John Bailey Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress), Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK170 1808a
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. ;
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7010429M
LC Control Number09021480

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