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64

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104, 1st line in note, for explots read exploits.

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65, 67

153, 231

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269, lat line in note, for asservation read asseveration.

No. 75 should be 74, and No. 77 should be 76. There are, therefore, two extracts less than
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THE

NATIONAL ORATOR.

I. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE UNION OF THE STATES.

Extract from Edmund Randolph's Speech, on the expediency of adopt. ing the Federal Constitution, delivered in the Convention of Virginia, June 6th, 1788.

AFTER having heretofore attempted, Mr. Chairman, to ow, by a course of argument, the excellency of the prosed constitution; how its adoption is intimately connect. A with the continuance of the union; and how important ill be the vote of our own state to this end; I will now include with a few observations, which come from my art. I have labored for the continuance of the unione rock of our salvation. I believe that, as sure as there a God in heaven, our safety, our political happiness and

* After the close of the revolutionary war, when there was no foreign e to unite the states together, by one grand, all-absorbing interest, it as perceived and deeply felt, by the wisest and best men throughout e land, that the old articles of confederation were weak and ineffi. ent; unable either to preserve harmony within, or even to unite us ain in case of another attack from without. It was proposed, therere, that each state should send delegates to Philadelphia, either to vise the old articles of confederation, or to plan and mature a new nstitution. Accordingly, in May, 1787, the delegates, chosen by their pective states, met in convention at Philadelphia, and the result of ir deliberations was our present constitution. After its adoption by convention, it was sent to the different states for ratification, and s not to be valid unless nine states should adopt it. In some of the

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