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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volume 15: Commentaries on the Constitution (3), 18 December 1787 – 31 January 1788 | S |  States, Impact of Constitution upon


385. Edmund Randolph and the Constitution [Commentaries on the Constitution 15:127]

386–C. Brutus, Boston Independent Chronicle, 24 January [Commentaries on the Constitution 15:138]+

425. Luther Martin: Genuine Information IV, Baltimore Maryland Gazette, 8 January [Commentaries on the Constitution 15:300]

430. Tamony, Virginia Independent Chronicle, 9 January [Commentaries on the Constitution 15:323]


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