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FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF
THE UNITED STATES.
Washington City, Febʼy 19, 1847. I have to thank you for a very neatly published copy of the Constitution of the United States. So fai as Shwe examined the form in which the publication is made, it is decidedly the most perfect of any s lave ever seen. The various and valiv. able information contained in your booke other than the Consti. tution-is of great value.
The whole work is
just ought to be found in the library of every citizen in the country. Very respectfully
, your ob't serv't, Wm. Yfickey, Esq.
Jno. W. Davis.
FROM THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
Washington, Olbarch 3, 1847. о I
am directed by the Justices of the Supreme Court to thank
you for your edition of the Constitution of the Writed States, which you have been good enough to send them, and to express their approbation of the manner in which the work has beein executed. The care with which it has been compared with tsue original, and the evidence
have furnished of its perfect will make it valuable in the discussion of questions accuracy,
very arising upon the construction of the Constitution ; and, in order that
, on such occasions, it may always be within the reach of the members of the court, and of the lar engaged in the argu. nient, I shall direct the Librarian to purchase twenty-four copies for the Law Library. With great respect,
Sir, obest o't,
R. B. Taney W. YСickey, Esy., Washington.
FROM JUDGE WAYNE, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME
COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Supreme Court-room, March 3, 1847. о I
very much obliged to you for your edition of the Con. stitution, and will not, hereafter,
other. All of much indebted
you. Permit me to make a suggestion.
St is, that would
you add to the edition, intended for distribution by the Senate, a statenient of the times when the Constitution was adopted by the states, and when new states have beca admitted ; particularly designating, in the last
, such of then as have been admitted uzon constitutions formed before there has been tion by Congress for admitting them. For reference it would be useful in many discussions, and has not been made, so far о I
find, by any one.
Your obed't sero't,
James M. Wayne. W. YСickey, Esq., Washington.
FROM THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENN.
Philadelphia, 3d March, 18.47. I have attentively perused a recent edition of the Federal ( Constitution, with a well-digested analysis and other matter apu. pended, "by a citizen ;"'t and, it gives me pleasure to say, the compilation is, not only a cowenient book of reference, but an
* In compliance with this friendly suggestion of Judge Wayne, the author has derived much satisfaction in devoting to it the entire 10th chapter of this edition.
The first edition of this book.
ivaluable compendiun of political statistics for every day's
Turtle Wited States, arrangement is an excellent one. it is the duty of every man to take a part in the political ments of the day, and the book ought therefore to be in the hands of the masses :
masses : in Pennsylvania, it ought to be a textbook in the cominon schools. The compiler is personally unknown to ,
halupy to give my testimony in favour of the merits of fris production.
ffoire obedient servant,
John B. Gibson.
great respect, Sir,
FROM THE JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA.
I have looked through the little volume which has been pure. pared, as I understand, under your charge, and S have really been surprised to find, in so compact a form, so many importunt subjects of constant reference.
The analytical index of topics embraced in the Federal Constitution is well devised, and, so far as I have tested its accuracy, bears proofs of care and skill. The several doen. ments and tables, which form the rest of the book, are judiciously selected from numerous volumes
, which are not generally sible, and they present a series of annals of the Constitution, from the first
first movement towards its formation, in 19786. I
obliged to you for the copuj which has been sent to me, and shall, no doubt, have frequent use for it
J. K. Kane.
FROM THE HONORABLE SIDNEY BREESE, SENATOR OF THE
Washington, March 6, 1847. alby. dear Sir,
I love examined, with great care, your edition of the Con. stitution of the United States
, and I must be permited to express my ațfuroval of the plan and of the merits of the worfe. I do hope it will have a very extensive demand that the state legislatuies will patronize it, and that its circulation
be extensive with the limits of UnionIt is a lamentable , that the Constitution of the United States--that most honored work of the patriots and sages of the Roevolution—has not yet had a general circulation. I hope it may
be introduced into owi schools, academies, and all oui seminaries of learning, and studied to be understood. Yow, sir, are entitled to great credit for the care and ability you have shown in preparing the present edition. I hope you and the country will profit by it.
Y’rs, very truly, Col. W.Y€ickey.
FROM THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Washington, D. C., lj. 8, 1847. OWm. Yfickey, Esq.
requested by my brethren on the bench of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia to thank you for your new and corrected edition of the Constitution of the Onited States, which you have kindly sent to them, and for the valuable statistic information annexed to it; and espe. cially for the laborious and very particulur mnalysis which you have made of the Constitution, and for the coirection of the
errors in punctuation,
have discovered in the former editions.
The Sudges have not had time to examine the text very carefully ; but, from the partial examination they have had time to make, and the great care with which your copy has been com. pared with the original in the Department of State
, they believe it to be the most correct copy extant,
doubt it will be useful to all classes of society. Witlov
о I a Sir, great respect,
Your obedit sero't,
FROM THE HONORABLE SILAS WRIGHT, LATE GOVERNOR OF
NEW YORK-FORMERLY SENATOR IN CONGRESS.
you for the
Canton, 9 lpril
, 1847. Welby dear Sir S thank
cofun of your edition of the Constitution of the Writed States
, with your copious index. The design, and the manner of its execution, are alike creditable to you, S anticipate a wide circulation of the little volume, and usefulness to our free institutions from it.
Kalbany of the editions of the Constitution of the Writed States, in most common circulation, are very carelessly printed, with frequent erroneous punctuation, often increasing the doubts as to the true construction of the paragraphs. An edition, therefore, known to be correctly published, is of great value.
four copious analytical index, however, constitutes the real value of your book. If studied faithfully, and by an unbiassed mind, it will lead it to read the Constitution practically, and to undeistand it as it is. Roeferring, Rreferring, as the analysis does
, every provision and clause to its practical application in the affairs of the government, it cannot
cannot fail to have a natural and powerful