Oration on the Fourth of July 1788

My Friends and Fellow Citizens, Your candid and generous indulgence I may well bespeak, for…

Oration on the Fourth of July 1788

My Friends and Fellow Citizens, Your candid and generous indulgence I may well bespeak, for…

Speech to the Pennsylvania Convention, December 4, 1787

This version of Wilson's speech is that of Thomas Lloyd. Lloyd's notes have been included…

Speech to the Pennsylvania Convention

I shall take this opportunity of giving an answer to the objections already urged against…

Speech to the Pennsylvania Convention, November 24, 1787

The system proposed, by the late Convention, for the government of the United States is…

Remarks on the Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention

A good deal has already been said concerning a bill of rights. I have stated,…

Remarks on the Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention

This will be a proper time for making an observation or two on what may…

State House Speech

Source: We have used the version of the speech prepared by the Liberty Fund; James…

Of the Natural Rights of Individuals

We have now viewed the whole structure of government; we have now ranged over its…