A PLEA FOR THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

Wounded in the House of Its Guardians

by George Bancroft

INTRODUCTION

PART I. FROM THE FIRST ISSUE OF BILLS OF PUBLIC CREDIT IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES TO THEIR ABOLITION BY CONNECTICUT. FROM 1690 TO 1755-6.

PART II. PAPER MONEY IN AMERICA FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE UNITED STATES. FROM 1755-6 TO MAY, 1787.

PART III. THE FEDERAL CONVENTION SHUTS AND BARS THE DOORS AGAINST PAPER MONEY. FROM 14TH MAY TO 17TH SEPTEMBER, 1787.

PART IV. THE CONSTITUTION IN THE HOUSE OF ITS GUARDIANS.

PART V. WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

APPENDIX

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