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* THE

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION;

ITS

HISTORY, POWERS, AND MODES OF PROCEEDING.

BY

JOHN ALEXANDER JAMESON,

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CHICAGO, AND PROFESSOR OF CONSTITUTIONAL

LAW, ETC., IN THE LAW DEPARTMENT OF THE CHICAGO UNIVERSITY.

Populus non omnis hominum caetus quoque modo congregatus, sed coetus multitudinis juris
consensu et utilitatis communione sociatus. — CICERO, de Repub.

They that go about by disobedience to do no more than reforme the commonwealth shall find
that they do thereby destroy it. - HOBBES, Leviathan.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by

John A. JAMESON,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District

of Illinois.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:
STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY

H, 0. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

OF THE VARIOUS KINDS OF CONVENTIONS.

sovereign body, and a Constitution, or law fundamental. $17.

CHAPTER II.

OF SOVEREIGNTY.

Definition of the terms “sovereign ” and “sovereignty.” § 18.

Distinction between “sovereign” and “supreme.” § 18, note 1.

Marks or tests of sovereignty, as laid down by Austin. $19.

Additional marks. $20.

Ground of sovereignty. $ 21, note 2.

The question, where sovereignty resides, considered theoretically. $21.

The attributes of sovereignty. $ 22.

Modes in which sovereignty manifests itself. SS 23, 24.

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