Collected Works of James Wilson: In Two Volumes

Collected Works of James Wilson: In Two Volumes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865976832
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc.
Publication date: 12/18/2009
Edition description: In Two Volumes
Pages: 1262
Sales rank: 625,812
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents


Volume 1

Collector’s Acknowledgments ix
Collector’s Foreword xi
Introduction xiii

PART 1
Political Papers, Speeches, and Judicial Opinions of James Wilson

Considerations on the Nature and Extent of the Legislative
Authority of the British Parliament (1774) 3
Speech Delivered in the Convention for the Province of
Pennsylvania, Held at Philadelphia, in January 1775 32
An Address to the Inhabitants of the Colonies (1776) 46
Considerations on the Bank of North America (1785) 60
Remarks of James Wilson in the Federal Convention of 1787 80
James Wilson’s State House Yard Speech (October 6, 1787) 171
Remarks of James Wilson in the Pennsylvania Convention to
Ratify the Constitution of the United States (1787) 178
Oration Delivered on the 4th of July, 1788, at the Procession
Formed at Philadelphia to Celebrate the Adoption of the
Constitution of the United States 285
Speech on Choosing the Members of the Senate by Electors;
Delivered, on the 31st December, 1789, in the
Convention of Pennsylvania, Assembled for the
Purpose of Reviewing, Altering, and Amending the
Constitution of the State 294
Speech Delivered, on 19th January, 1790, in the Convention of
Pennsylvania, Assembled for the Purpose of Reviewing,
Altering, and Amending the Constitution of the State 309
A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury in the Circuit Court of
the United States for the District of Virginia, in May, 1791 320
Hayburn’s Case (1792) 346
Chisholm v. Georgia (1793) 351
Henfield’s Case (1793) 367
Ware v. Hylton (1796) 370
On the Improvement and Settlement of Lands in the United States 372
On the History of Property 387

PART 2
Lectures on Law

Mark David Hall, Bibliographical Essay: “History of
James Wilson’s Law Lectures” 401
Preface by Bird Wilson 417
Lectures on Law, Part 1 427
Chapter I. Introductory Lecture. Of the Study of the
Law in the United States 431
Chapter II. Of the General Principles of Law and
Obligation 464
Chapter III. Of the Law of Nature 500
Chapter IV. Of the Law of Nations 526
Chapter V. Of Municipal Law 549
Chapter VI. Of Man, as an Individual 585
Chapter VII. Of Man, as a Member of Society 621
Chapter VIII. Of Man, as a Member of a Confederation 645
Chapter IX. Of Man, as a Member of the Great
Commonwealth of Nations 673
Chapter X. Of Government 689
Chapter XI. Comparison of the Constitution of the
United States, with That of Great Britain 718

Volume 2

Lectures on Law, Part 1 (continued) 747
Chapter XII. Of the Common Law 749
Chapter XIII. Of the Nature and Philosophy of Evidence 792
Part 2
Chapter I. Of the Constitutions of the United States and
of Pennsylvania – Of the Legislative Department 829
Chapter II. Of the Executive Department 873
Chapter III. Of the Judicial Department 885
Chapter IV. Of the Nature of Courts 943
Chapter V. Of the Constituent Parts of Courts. –
Of the Judges 950
Chapter VI. The Subject Continued. – Of Juries 954
Chapter VII. The Subject Continued. – Of Sheriffs and
Coroners 1012
Chapter VIII. The Subject Continued. – Of Counsellors
and Attornies 1019
Chapter IX. The Subject Continued. – Of Constables 1033
Chapter X. Of Corporations 1035
Chapter XI. Of Citizens and Aliens 1038
Chapter XII. Of the Natural Rights of Individuals 1053
Part 3
Chapter I. Of the Nature of Crimes; and the Necessity and
Proportion of Punishment 1087
Chapter II. Of Crimes Against the Right of Individuals to
Their Property 1118
Chapter III. Of Crimes Against the Rights of Individuals
to Liberty, and to Reputation 1130
Chapter IV. Of Crimes Against the Right of Individuals
to Personal Safety 1137
Chapter V. Of Crimes Immediately Against the Community 1149
Chapter VI. Of Crimes Affecting Several of the Natural
Rights of Individuals 1157
Chapter VII. Of Crimes Against the Rights of Individuals
Acquired Under Civil Government 1160
Chapter VIII. Of the Persons Capable of Committing
Crimes; and of the Different Degrees of Guilt
Incurred in the Commission of the Same Crime 1166
Chapter IX. Of the Direct Means Used by the Law to
Prevent Offences 1170
Chapter X. Of the Different Steps Prescribed by the Law,
for Apprehending, Detaining, Trying, and Punishing
Offenders 1175
Bibliographical Glossary 1205
Afterword 1215
Index 1217

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