COLONIAL CHARTERS, AND OTHER
NOW OR HERETOFORE FORMING
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Compiled and Edited
under the Act of Congress of June 30, 1906
FRANCIS NEWTON THORPE, Ph.D., LL.D.
Member of the Pennsylvania Bar; Fellow and Professor of American Constitu-
tional History at the University of Pennsylvania, 1885-1898; Member of
the American Historical Association; Author of The Constitutional History
of the United States, 1765-1895; A (State) Constitutional History of
the American People, 1776-1850; A Short Constitutional History
of the United States; A (Social and Economic) History of the
American People; A History of the Civil War; Editor of the His.
tory of North America, Volumes IX, XV, XVI, XVIII, XIX,
XX; Author of The Government of the People of the
United States; Benjamin Franklin and the University
of Pennsylvania; The Life of William Pepper, etc.
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