Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, About the Series

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Contents

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p. vii

Illustrations

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p. viii

Guide to Editorial Apparatus

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pp. ix-xxviii

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Editor's Acknowledgments

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pp. xxix-xxx

In acknowledging with warm gratitude the generous help I have received in preparing this volume, I should like to say that it owes its origin to Julian Boyd's having invited me in 1972, as I retired from the Department of English of Princeton University, to assume responsibility for this particular edition on behalf of its inclusion in his magnificent edition of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. ...

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TJ's Parliamentary Studies, Activities, and Writings: A Chronology

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pp. 3-38

From 1760 to 1762 Thomas Jefferson pursued the course in liberal arts at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, his chief tutor being William Small, a graduate in 1755 of the Marischal College, Aberdeen. Small's double assignment at that particular time was that of professor of Moral Philosophy (Logic, Rhetoric, Ethics) and Natural Philosophy (Physics, Metaphysics, Mathematics), ...

Parliamentary Pocket-Book

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Editor's Introduction: The Original Manuscript and Its Provenance

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pp. 41-46

The present edition of the Parliamentary Pocket-Book, the first ever printed, is based upon the only existing manuscript, now held by the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHi 41891). ...

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Parliamentary Pocket-Book

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pp. 47-162

1. The three estates are. 1. the King. 2. the Lords. 3. the Commons. And the second estate includes the lords Spiritual as well as temporal, not as Spiritual persons, but by reason of the Temporal baronies annexed to their bishopricks.1 Parliaments may be held & have been excluso clero; agreed Trin.7. H.8.2 by all the judges of England: ...

Editor's Notes

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pp. 163-336

A Manual of Parliamentary Practice

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Editor's Introduction: The Manuscript Problem

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pp. 339-352

The manuscript used by Samuel Harrison Smith in printing the first edition of the Manual cannot now be located, although it may exist in some forgotten repository of documents belonging to his descendants. That particular manuscript, characterized by Smith's wife as having been written in TJ's "own neat, plain, but elegant hand writing," ...

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A Manual of Parliamentary Practice: For the Use of the Senate of the United States

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pp. 353-426

The Constitution of the United States establishing a legislature for the Union, under certain forms, authorises each branch of it "to determine the rules of its own proceedings." The Senate have accordingly formed some rules for its own government: but these going only to few cases, they have referred to the decision of their President, without debate and without appeal, ...

Editor's Notes

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pp. 427-433

List of Editions

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pp. 434-444

Index

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pp. 445-454