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Recovering Our Forgotten Preamble

Constitutions, books, articles, cases, and letters cited by John W. Welch & James A. Heilpern, Recovering Our Forgotten Preamble, 91 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1021 (2018).

Ratification Documents

The citations in this section come from the The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, most of which is available online for free from the Digital Collections of the University of Wisconsin Libraries. The Documentary History collection has been edited over the years by Merrill Jensen, John P. Kaminski, Gaspare J. Saladino, Richard Leffler, Charles H. Schoenleber and Margaret A. Hogan. A complete version of The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution is available from the University of Virginia press, but a subscription is required for access. 

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