THE REAL AUTHORSHIP OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES EXPLAINED. JAMES MADISON AND PELATIAH WEBSTER DEFENDED BY HANNIS TAYLOR AND AGAINST ATTACKS..
Price: 250.00 USD
Washington: 1912. 62d Congress, 2d Session, SD787. Quarto. , 87, [1 blank] pp. Light rubberstamp at blank margin of second leaf, else Fine. Bound in modern cloth [bookplate on front pastedown, bit of lower spine discoloration] with gilt-lettered spine. Taylor responded to an article by Gaillard Hunt published in The Nation in late 1911. Hunt had argued that Pelatiah Webster did not deserve credit for inspiring the creation of the Constitution, despite James Madison's accolades of Webster. Taylor sets the record straight. Webster's article from which Madison drew inspiration is printed in this offering. Taylor calls it "the first draft of the existing Constitution of the United States."