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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volume 17: Commentaries on the Constitution (5), 1 April – 9 May 1788 | C |  Constitutional Convention

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– praise of [15 references]

– call of [2 references]

– R.I. does not attend [2 references]

– criticism of [12 references]

– occasionally near dissolution [2 references]

– spirit of accommodation in [7 references]

– was not divinely inspired [1 reference]

– described as dark conclave [4 references]

– Luther Martin’s activities in [5 references]

– and contempt for Luther Martin [1 reference]

– praise of compromises of [4 references]

– N.Y. delegates leave [2 references]

– secrecy of [6 references]

– refuses to publish journals [1 reference]

– unanimity of praised [5 references]

– not authorized by people [1 reference]

– violates Articles of Confederation [4 references]

– violated its instructions only to revise Articles of Confederation [2 references]

– delegates to did not initially favor a major change [1 reference]

– hot weather during [1 reference]

– Elbridge Gerry’s activities in [2 references]

– favors national government [1 reference]

– Centinel and Luther Martin praised for revelations about [1 reference]

– criticism of Antifederalists who attack [1 reference]

– defense of Antifederalists who criticize [1 reference]

– Virginia Resolutions in [1 reference]

– criticized for omitting bill of rights [1 reference]

– intellectual influences on [1 reference]

– prediction that it will not succeed in changing government [1 reference]

– difficulty facing [1 reference]

– criticism of for continuing slave trade [1 reference]

– debates in over [10 subentries]