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thereby lose all the salutary effects and great advantages resulting naturally in our favour among foreign nations, as well as among ourselves, from our real or apparent unanimity. Much of the strength and efficiency of any government, in procuring and securing happiness to the people, depends on opinion; on the general opinion of the goodness of that government, as well as of the wisdom and integrity of its governors.

I hope, therefore, that for our own sakes, as part of the people, and for the sake of our posterity, We shall act heartily and unanimously in recommending this constitution, wherever our influence may extend, and turn our future thoughts and endeavours to the means of having it well administered.

On the whole, sir, I cannot help expressing a wish, that every member of the convention, who may still have objections, would, with me, on this occasion, doubt a little of his own infallibility, and, to make manifest our unanimity, put his name to this instrument.

[The motion was then made for adding the last formula, viz.

Done in Convention, by the unanimous consent, &c. which was agreed to, and added accordingly.]

INDEX.

Page
Observations concerning the increase of mankind, peo-
pling of countries, dec 3

Plan for benefiting distant unprovided countries. . .12

Concerning the provision made in China against famine 16

Positions to be examined concerning national wealth . 17

On the price of corn, and management of the poor . . 20

On the labouring poor * . CS

On luxury, idleness, and industry 31

On smuggling, and its various species 37

Observations on war . '. *2

On the impress of seamen *'*

On the criminal laws, and the practice of privateering . 48

On the slave trade * .6

Account of the highest court of judicature in Pennsyl-
vania—viz. the court of the press 61

Causes of the American discontents before 1768 ... 67
Concerning the dissensions between England and Ame-
rica vy

A Prussian edict, assuming claims over Britain ... 81
Kules for reducing a great empire to a small one, pre-
sented to a late minister, when he entered upon

his administration 87

On sending felons to America 98

A dialogue between Great Britain, France, Spain, Hol-
land, Saxony, and America . ' . •• ' • •101
Remarks concerning the savages of North America . ICC

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The internal state of America; being a true description

of the interest and policy of that vast continent 11 &
Information to those who would remove to America . 122

Concerning new settlements in America 131

A comparison of the conduct of the ancient Jews and the

Antifederalists in the United States of America . 135

The retort courteous 140

Speech in the convention, on the subject of salaries . . 153
Motion for prayers in the convention ....... 158

Speech in the convention, at the conclusion of its de-
liberations 160

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