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Innes, James

(Encyclopedia) Innes, James ĭn´ĭs [key], 1754–98, American lawyer, b. Caroline co., Va. As commander of a Virginia regiment, he took part in many battles of the American Revolution. He…

Randolph, Edmund

(Encyclopedia) Randolph, Edmund, 1753–1813, American statesman, b. Williamsburg, Va.; nephew of Peyton Randolph. He studied law under his father, John Randolph, a Loyalist who went to…

Marshall, John

(Encyclopedia) Marshall, John, 1755–1835, American jurist, 4th chief justice of the United States (1801–35), b. Virginia. Early Life The eldest of 15 children, John…

Federal Taxing Power Must be Restrained

Federal Taxing Power Must be RestrainedAbstractGeorge Mason of Virginia opposed the Constitution because it lacked a Bill of Rights, and centralized powers further than he felt it necessary.…

On the Mode of Electing the President

On the Mode of Electing the Presidentby From a speech by William Grayson given to the Virginia ratifying convention on June 18, 1788.See also Federalist No. 68Mr. [William] GRAYSON. Mr.…

The Problem of Concurrent Taxation

The Problem of Concurrent Taxationby The following speech by Patrick Henry was delivered to the Virginia ratifying convention, June 5, 1788.See also Federalist No. 34I never will give up the…