The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
VOLUME XVI. Early National Literature, Part II; Later National Literature, Part I.

XV. Publicists and Orators, 1800–1850


This Bibliography is frankly selective.

1. Writings

Writings. Ed. Ford, W. C. 1913—(vol. vii, 1917).

An Answer to Pain’s [sic] Rights of man.… London, 1793. [Originally attributed to John Adams.]

Observations on Paine’s Rights of man, in a Series of Letters, by Publicola.… Edinburgh. [1792.]

Correspondence between John Quincy Adams President of the United States, and Several Citizens of Massachusetts concerning the Charge of a Design to Dissolve the Union Alleged to have existed in that State.… Washington, 1829.

A Discourse on Education.… Boston, 1840.

An Eulogy on the Life and Character of James Madison.… Boston, 1836.

An Eulogy on the Life and Character of James Monroe.… Boston, 1831.

An Inaugural Oration, Delivered at the Author’s Installation, as Boylston Professor of Rhetorick and Oratory, at Harvard University.… 12 June, 1806. Boston, 1806.

The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse Delivered at the Request of the New York Historical Society … the 30th of April, 1839.… 1839.

A Letter from the Hon. John Quincy Adams … to the Hon. Harrison Gray Otis.… Boston, Sag-Harbor, London, Newburyport, Northampton, Philadelphia, Salem, 1808, etc., Baltimore, 1824.

Letters on Silesia, Written during a Tour through that Country in the Years 1800, 1801.… London, 1804. French, Paris, 1807.

Letters of John Quincy Adams to his Son, on the Bible and its Teachings. Auburn, 1850.

Letters on the Masonic Institution. Boston, 1847.

Life in a New England Town: 1787, 1788. Diary of John Quincy Adams, while a Student in the Office of Theophilus Parsons at Newburyport. Boston, 1903.

The Lives of James Madison and James Monroe.… Boston, Buffalo, 1850; Philadelphia, 1854. [Largely a reprint of Eulogies on Madison and Monroe listed above.]

Memoirs of John Quincy Adams, Comprising Portions of his Diary from 1795 to 1848. Ed. Adams, C. F. 12 vols. Philadelphia, 1874–1877.

American Principles. A Review of Works of Fisher Ames, Compiled by a Number of his Friends. Boston, 1809.

Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette, Delivered … in the House of Representatives … on the 31 of December, 1834. Washington, Cincinnati, New York, 1835.

The Social Compact, Exemplified in the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.… Providence, 1842.

2. Biography and Criticism

Everett, E. A Eulogy on the Life and Character of John Quincy Adams.… Boston, 1848.

Ford, W. C. John Quincy Adams and the Monroe Doctrine. American Historical Review, July, 1902, Oct., 1902. Also in Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings, Jan., 1902.

Morse, J. T., Jr. John Quincy Adams. (American Statesmen Series.) Boston, 1882, 1899.

Quincy, J. Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. Boston, 1858, etc.

Seward, W. H. Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams. Auburn, 1849, etc.; Philadelphia, 1886.

1. Writings

Thirty Years’ View, or A History of the Working of the American Government, … 1820 to 1850, Chiefly taken from the Congress Debates, the Private Papers of General Jackson, and the Speeches of ex-Senator Benton.… 2 vols., New York and London, 1854–6.

Abridgment of the Debates of Congress from 1789 to 1856.… 16 vols. 1857–1861.

Historical and Legal Examination of … Part of the Decision … in the Dred Scott Case.… 1857.

[Benton’s speeches in Congress can be found in the Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, and Congressional Globe.]

2. Biography

Meigs, W. M. The Life of Thomas Hart Benton. Philadelphia and London, 1904.

Rogers, J. M. Thomas H. Benton. Philadelphia. [1905.]

Roosevelt, T. Thomas H. Benton. (American Statesmen Series.) Boston, 1887, 1899.

1. Writings

Works, Ed. Crallé, R. K. 6 vols. Columbia [also Charleston], 1851; New York, 1853–1855, etc.

Correspondence. Ed. Jameson, J. F. American Historical Association Annual Report, 1899, Vol. II. [In addition to nearly 600 letters printed in full, the volume contains over 200 to Calhoun, and also calendar of letters by him previously printed.]

Speeches … Delivered in the Congress of the U. S. from 1811 to the Present Time. 1843.

2. Biographies

Bates, M. Private Life of John C. Calhoun. Charleston, 1852.

Dodd, W. E. John C. Calhoun. In Statesmen of the Old South, 1911.

Hammond, J. H. Oration on the Life, Character, and Services of John C. Calhoun; Delivered in Charleston, Nov. 21, 1850.… Charleston, S. C., 1850.

Holst, H. von. John C. Calhoun. (American Statesmen series.) Boston, 1882, 1899.

Hunt, G. John C. Calhoun. (American Crisis Biographies.) Philadelphia [1908.]

[Hunter, R. M. T.?] Life of John C. Calhoun. Presenting a Condensed History of Political Events from 1811 to 1843. Together with a Selection from his Speeches.… 1843.

Jenkins, J. S. Life of John Caldwell Calhoun. Auburn, 1850.

Meigs, W. M. The Life of John Caldwell Calhoun. 2 vols., 1917.

Pinckney, G. M. Life of John C. Calhoun.… Charleston, 1903.

The Death and funeral Ceremonies of John Caldwell Calhoun, containing the speeches, reports, and other documents … the oration of the Hon. R. B. Rhett, before the legislature &c. &c. Columbia, S. C., 1850.

Trent, W. P. John Caldwell Calhoun. In Southern Statesmen of the Old Régime. [1897.]


Works … with a Memoir of his Life, by Brown, S. G. 2 vols. Boston, 1862. Addresses and Orations. Boston, 1878.

1. Published Speeches

Life and Speeches. Ed. Mallory, D. 2 vols., 1843. 6th ed., 2 vols., 1844.

Works.… Comprising his Life, Correspondence, and Speeches; ed. Colton, C. 6 vols. 1857. [Vols. I–III, Life and Times by Colton, 1844, 2 vols.; rev. ed., 1856, 3 vols.] With introduction by Reed, T. B., and A History of Tariff Legislation from 1812–1896 by McKinley, W. 7 vols., 1897; 10 vols., 1904. [Contains bibliography.]

An Address … to the Public; Containing Certain Testimony in Refutation of the Charges against Him, Made by Gen. Andrew Jackson, Touching the last Presidential Election. Washington, 1827; Russelville, 1828; Lexington, 1828; Natchez, 1828.

A Supplement to the Address of Henry Clay.… Washington, 1828.

Life and Speeches of Henry Clay … between 1810 and 1842 … edited by Swain, James B. 1842. Another ed., 2 vols., 1843.

The Ashland Text Book, Being a Compendium of Mr. Clay’s Speeches, on Various Public Measures.… 1844.

Speeches … Delivered in the Congress of the United States; to which is Prefixed a Biographical Memoir.… Philadelphia, 1826, 1827, 1828. See, also, Sabin’s Dictionary for other editions.

2. Biography and Criticism

Sargent, E. The Life and Public Services of Henry Clay. 1844.

Life of Henry Clay, the Statesman and Patriot; containing Numerous Anecdotes. Philadelphia, 1853. Boston and New York, 1875 (The Young American’s Library).

Clay, T. H. Henry Clay. Philadelphia. [1910.]

Prentice, G. D. Biography of Henry Clay. Hartford, 1831. 2d ed. rev., New York, 1831.

Rogers, J. M. The True Henry Clay. Philadelphia and London, 1904.

Sargent, N. … Life of Henry Clay. Philadelphia, 1844.

Schurz, C. Henry Clay. (American Statesmen Series.) 2 vols. Boston, 1887, 1899.

Winthrop, R. C. Memoir of Henry Clay, in Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. Vol. I, Boston, 1880. Also separately, Cambridge, Mass., 1880.

The Last Seven Years of the Life of Henry Clay. The New Englander, vol. XIV, no. iv. New Haven, 1856. Also published as Colton, C. The Last Seven Years of the Life of Henry Clay. 1856.

Henry Clay, as an Orator. The New Englander, vol. II, no. i, 1844.

Henry Clay, as an Orator. Putnam’s Monthly Magazine, May, 1854.


Orations and Speeches on Various Occasions. Boston, 1836. 2d ed., 4 vols., Boston, 1850–1868. 7th ed., 4 vols., Boston, 1865–72.

Academical Education. [Washington University, St. Louis, Inauguration.] Boston, 1857.

An Address Delivered at Charlestown, August 1, 1826, in Commemoration of John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Boston, 1826.

An Address Delivered at the Erection of a Monument to John Harvard, September 26, 1828. Boston, 1828.

Address Delivered before the American Institute of the City of New York.… 1831.

An Address Delivered as the Introduction to the Franklin Lectures in Boston, November 14, 1831. Boston, 1832.

An Address Delivered before the Citizens of Worcester.… Boston, 1833.

An Address, Delivered at Lexington, on the 19th April, 1835. Charlestown, 1835. Worcester, 1875.

An Address Delivered at Bloody Brook … September 30th, 1835.… Boston, 1835.

An Address Delivered at the Inauguration of the Union Club.… Boston, 1863.

An Address Delivered at the Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, 19th November, 1863. Boston, 1864.

Address … Delivered in Faneuil Hall, October 19, 1864. [Boston? 1864.]

1. Writings

Writings. Ed. Adams, H. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1879. [Vol. III contains full but incomplete bibliography.]

Synopsis of the Indian Tribes within the United States … In American Antiquarian Society. (Archaeologia Americana, vol. II.) Cambridge, Mass., 1836.

Memorial of the Committee Appointed by the “Free Trade Convention” Held in Philadelphia in September and October, 1831.… 1832.

The Right of the United States … to the North-eastern Boundary.… 1840. [See also Memoir read before the New York Historical Soc. Proceedings, 1843.]

Reports on the Finances from December, 1801, to December, 1812. In Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. 2 vols. Washington, 1828–29; also in Reports, 1801 to 1849, 7 vols. Washington, 1837–1851. See also American State Papers. Finance, 5 vols. Washington, 1832–1859.

American State Papers: Foreign Relations. 6 vols. Washington, 1832–1859. [Correspondence as Commissioner for negotiating Peace with Great Britain, as Commissioner for negotiating treaty of commerce with Great Britain, as minister to France, as commissioner to negotiate treaty of 1818, as minister to England.]

American State Papers: Finance, 5 vols. Washington, 1832–1859; Public Lands, 8 vols. Washington, 1832–1861; Miscellaneous, 2 vols. Washington, 1834. [Important papers and reports, as secretary of the treasury.]

The Journal of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1790–1795. [Gallatin’s speeches.]

Speeches in Congress, 1795 to 1801. The Annals of Congress, 41 vols. Washington, 1834, etc. [Gallatin’s speeches, 1795–1801.]

Views of the Public Debt, Receipts and Expenditures of the United States. Philadelphia, New York, 1800. 2d ed., 1801.

Considerations on the Currency and Banking System of the United States. Philadelphia, 1831.

Introduction to the … Laws, Treaties, &c. Relating to the Public Lands. [Washington] 1810.

The Oregon Question.… 1846.

Notes on the Semi-civilized Nations of Mexico, Yucatan, and Central America. In the Transactions of the American Ethnological Society. Vol. 1, 1845.

2. Biography

Adams, H. Life of Albert Gallatin. Philadelphia, 1879.

Stevens, J. A. Albert Gallatin. (American Statesmen Series.) Boston, 1883, 1899.


Speech … on Mr. Foot’s Resolution.… January 21, 1830. Washington, 1830.

Defence of the South. General Hayne, in reply to Mr. Webster.… Charleston, 1830. See also The Great Debate between Hayne and Webster: ed. Swift, L., Boston, etc. [1898], and Hayne’s speech to which Webster replied, ed. Garnett, J. M., 1893.

Letter … to a Committee of the State Rights and Free Trade Party.… Charleston, 1832.

An Oration, Delivered in the Independent or Congregational Church, Charleston.… Charleston, 1831.

Speech … Delivered in the Senate … March, 1826. [Washington, 1826.]

Speech … against the Tariff Bill.… April, 1824. Charleston, 1824.

Speech … on the Reduction of the Tariff. January 9, 1832.… Washington. [1832.]

Jervey, T. D. Robert Y. Hayne and his Times. 1909.

1. Writings

Charter of the City of New-York, with Notes, also a Treatise on the Powers and Duties of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Assistant Aldermen, and the Journal of the City Convention. 1836, 1851, 1854.

Commentaries on American Law. 4 vols., 1826–30; 9th ed., 4 vols., Boston, 1858; 11th ed. (ed. Comstock, G. F.), 4 vols., Boston, 1866; 12th ed. (ed. Holmes, O. W., Jr.), 4 vols., Boston, 1873; 13th ed. (ed. Barnes, C. M.), 4 vols., Boston, 1884; 14th ed. (ed. Gould, J. M.), 4 vols., Boston, 1896.

Commentary on International Law, Revised, with Notes and Cases Brought down to Present Time. Ed. Abdy, J. T. Cambridge, Eng., 1866; 2d ed., Cambridge, Eng., 1878.

Lecture Introductory to a Course of Law Lectures in Columbia College, Feb. 2, 1824. 1824.

Opinion upon Vested Rights, to the Common School Fund, Claimed by the Bethel Baptist Church. [Appended to Reply to a Remonstrance and Answer of the Bethel Free School, 1824.]

Summary of the Course of Law Lectures in Columbia College, commenced Nov. 8, 1824. 1824.

Summary of the First Ten Lectures of the Professor of Law in Columbia College. 1824.

Most Material Parts of Kent’s Commentaries, Reduced to Questions and Answers; by John C. Devereux. Upon the plan and in the place of Kinne’s Kent. New ed. by a Member of the New York Bar. 1881.

Address before the Law Association of the City of New York, Oct. 21st, 1836. 1836. Brooklyn, 1889.

An Anniversary Discourse, Delivered before the New York Historical Society … December 6th, 1828. 1829. [Also in New York Historical Society Collections, 2d Series, vol. 1, pp. 9–36. 1841.]

A Course of Reading, Drawn up … for the Use of the Members of the Mercantile Library Association. 1840.

2. Biography and Criticism

Duer, John. Discourse on the Life, Character, and Public Services of James Kent … before the Judiciary and Bar of the City and State of New-York, April 12, 1848. 1848.

Kent, J. James Kent. In Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, Vol. 1. Boston, 1880.

Kent, William. Memoirs and Letters of James Kent.… Boston, 1898.

1. Collected Constitutional Decisions

Writings.… Boston, 1839.

Complete Constitutional Decisions … with Annotations, Historical, Critical and Legal. Ed. Dillon, J. M. Chicago, 1903.

Constitutional Decisions. Ed. Cotton, J. P. 2 vols. 1905.

Original opinions as Chief Justice in the Reports edited by Cranch, 1810–1815; Wheaton, 1816–1827; Peters, 1828–1835.

Political and Economic Doctrines of John Marshall.… And also his Letters, Speeches, and hitherto Unpublished and Uncollected Writings. Ed. Oster, J. E., 1914.

2. Separate Works

Speech of the Hon. John Marshall Delivered in the House of Representatives … Philadelphia, 1800.

Opinions of the late Chief Justice of the United States Concerning Freemasonry [Boston? 1840.]

See, also, Bibliography for Book II, Chap. XVII.

3. Biography and Criticism

Beveridge, A. J. The Life of John Marshall. Vols. I–II. Boston and N. Y., 1916.

Dillon, J. F. [Ed.] Life, Character and Judicial Services, as Portrayed in the Centenary and Memorial Addresses.… 1901 and in the classical orations of Binney, Story, Phelps, Waite and Rawle. 3 vols. Chicago, 1903.

Dodd, W. E. Chief Justice Marshall and Virginia. American Historical Review. July, 1907.

Flanders, H. Life. Philadelphia, 1905. Originally issued in the author’s Lives … of the Chief Justices.

—— Lives and Times of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court.… 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1855–8, 1875.

Hitchcock, H. Constitutional Development in the United States as Influenced by Chief Justice Marshall, in Cooley, T. M., [and others], Constitutional History of the United States as Seen in the Development of American Law. 1889.

Lodge, H. C. John Marshall. In The Fighting Frigate and Other Essays and Addresses. 1902.

Magruder, A. B. John Marshall. (American Statesmen Series.) Boston, 1885, 1899, 1908.

[Story, J?] Chief Justice Marshall’s Public Life and Services. North American Review. No. 26, 1828.

Thayer, J. B. John Marshall. Boston and New York, 1901.

—— John Marshall, an Address … before the Law School of Harvard University and the Bar Association … of Boston … Cambridge, Mass., 1901.

Van Santvoord, G. Sketches of the Lives, Times and Judicial Services of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. 1854. 2d ed. by Scott, W. M. Albany, 1882.

1. Writings

Writings, Including a Collection of his Public and Private Papers and Correspondence. Ed. Hamilton, S. M. 7 vols. 1898–1903.

Calender of the Correspondence.… New ed., with corrections and additions, Washington, 1893.

… Papers.… Listed in Chronological Order from the Original Manuscripts in the Library of Congress. Compiled … W. C. Ford. Washington, 1904.

A View of the Conduct of the Executive, in the Foreign Affairs of the United States.… Philadelphia, 1797; 2d ed., London, 1798; 3d ed., London, 1798.

The People, the Sovereigns, Being a Comparison of the Government of the United States with Those of the Republics, which have existed before, with the Causes of their Decadence and Fall. Ed. Gouverneur, S. L. Philadelphia, 1867.

2. Biography and Criticism

Adams, J. Q. The Lives of James Madison and James Monroe.… Buffalo, 1850. Philadelphia, 1854.

—— The Lives of Celebrated Statesmen. 1846.

—— An Eulogy on the Life and Character of James Monroe.… Delivered at … Boston, August 25, 1831. Boston, 1831.

Gilman, D. C. James Monroe. (American Statesmen Series.) Boston, 1883, 1899. [Contains elaborate bibliography of Monroe and the Monroe Doctrine by Jameson, J. F.]


The History of the Boston Athenaeum.… Cambridge, 1851.

Speeches Delivered in the Congress of the United States … 1805–13. Ed. Quincy, E. Boston, 1874.

Memoir of the Life of Josiah Quincy, Jun., of Massachusetts, 1744–75. Boston, 1825. 2d ed., Boston, 1874.

Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. Boston, 1858, 1860.

History of Harvard University. 2 vols. Cambridge, 1840. 2d ed., Boston, 1860.

Municipal History of … Boston … to 1830. Boston, 1852.

Quincy, E. Life of Josiah Quincy. Boston, 1867. 6th ed., 1874.

Walker, J. Memoir of Josiah Quincy. Mass. Historical Society Proceedings, Ser. I, vol. 9. Boston, 1867.

1. Speeches

Annals of Congress. Washington, 1834. [Contains Randolph’s speeches in part.]

Speech Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States … the Fifth of March.… Richmond, [1806].

Substance of a Speech Delivered by Mr. John Randolph in a Committee of the Whole House.… the 6th of March, 1806. [Washington, 1806.]

The Speech of the Hon. J. Randolph, Representative for the State of Virginia, in the General Congress of America.… London, 1806.

Second Speech of the Hon. J. Randolph, on the Non-importation resolution of Mr. Gregg. [1806.]

To the Freeholders of Charlotte, Buckingham, Prince-Edward and Cumberland. [n. p., 1812.]

Substance of a Speech of Mr. Randolph, on Retrenchment and Reform … 2d ed. with latest corrections. Washington, 1828.

2. Biography

Adams, H. John Randolph. (American Statesmen Series). Boston, 1882, 1899.

Bouldin, P. Home Reminiscences of John Randolph of Roanoke. Danville, Va., 1878.

Garland, H. A. The Life of John Randolph of Roanoke. 2 vols. 1851.

Parton, J. Famous Americans of Recent Times. Boston, 1867, 1883.

Thomas, F. W. John Randolph … and Other Sketches.… Philadelphia, 1853.

Trent, W. P. Southern Statesmen of the Old Régime. [1897.]


A View of the Constitution of the United States.… Philadelphia, 1825. 2d ed., Philadelphia, 1829.

1. Writings

A full and elaborate bibliography of Story is given in the Catalogue of the Library of the Law School of Harvard University, 2 vols., Cambridge, 1909, on which the following bibliography is based.

Commentaries on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic, in regard to Contracts, Rights, and Remedies, and especially to Marriages, Divorces, Wills, Successions, and Judgments. Boston, 1834; 2d ed., Boston, 1841; 8th ed., Bigelow, M. M. Boston, 1883.

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, with a Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States before the Adoption of the Constitution. 3 vols., Boston, 1833; 2d ed. [Story, W. W.], 2 vols., Boston, 1851; 5th ed., Bigelow, M. M., 2 vols., Boston, 1891; Abridged, Boston, 1833.

Commentaire sur la Constitution Fédérale des États-Unis, précédé d’un aperçu sur l’Histoire des Colonies et des États avant l’adoption de la Constitution; traduit du Commentaire abrégé et augmenté des observations de Jefferson, Rawle, De Tocqueville, etc., et de notes sur la Jurisprudence et l’Organisation Judiciaire, par Paul Odent. 2 vols. Paris, 1843.

Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence, as administered in England and America. 2 vols., Boston, 1836; 2d ed., 2 vols., Boston, 1839 (reprinted, London, 1839); 13th ed. (Bigelow, M. M.), 2 vols., Boston, 1886; 2d Eng. ed. (Grigsby, W. E.), London, 1892.

Commentaries on Equity Pleadings and the Incidents thereto, According to the Practice of the Courts of Equity of England and America. Boston, 1838; 2d ed., Boston, 1840; 10th ed. (Gould, J. M.), Boston, 1892.

Commentaries on the Law of Agency as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence, with Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Boston, 1839; 2d ed., Boston, 1844; 9th ed. (Greenough, C. P.), Boston, 1882.

Commentaries on the Law of Bailments, with Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Cambridge, 1832; 2d ed., Boston, 1840; 9th ed. (Schouler, James), Boston, 1878.

Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland, as Administered in England and America, with Illustrations from the Commercial Law of Continental Europe. Boston, 1843; 2d ed. [Story, W. W.], Boston, 1847; 4th ed. [Bennett, E. H.], Boston, 1860.

Englisches und nordamerikanisches Wechselrecht; deutsch bearbeitet und mit Anmerkungen und Vorrede begleitet von G. K. Treitschke. Leipzig, 1845.

Commentaries on the Law of Partnership as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence, with Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Boston, 1841; 2d ed. [Story, W. W.], Boston, 1846; 7th ed. [Wharton, W. F.], Boston, 1881.

Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks on Banks and Bankers, with Illustrations from the Commercial Law of Continental Europe. Boston, 1845; 2d ed. [Story, W. W.]; Boston, 1847; 7th ed. [Thorndike, J. L.], Boston, 1878.

Decree of the Circuit Court of the United States in the Case of the Ship Argonaut. [Salem, 1823.]

Discourse at the Obsequies of John Hooker Ashmun, in the Chapel of [Harvard] University. April 5, 1833. Cambridge, 1833.

Discourse on the Past History, Present State, and Future Prospects of the Law. 1835. (In Cabinet Library of Scarce and Celebrated Tracts, 1837.)

Discourse Pronounced upon [his] Inauguration as Dane Professor of Law in Harvard University, 25th Aug., 1829. Boston, 1829.

Discourse upon the Life, Character, and Services of John Marshall, Pronounced 15th Oct., at the Request of the Suffolk Bar. Boston, 1835.

Address on Chief Justice Marshall, Delivered in 1852 [1835] at Request of the Suffolk (Mass.) Bar. Rochester, 1900.

Eulogy on George Washington, Written at the Request of the Inhabitants of Marblehead, and Delivered 2d Jan., 1800. Salem, 1800.

Exposition of the Constitution of the United States; a Commentary on Every Clause, with Appendix [of] Public Documents. 1856, 1859.

Memorial: the Case of the Schooner Reward, before the Commissioners for the Settlement of Claims, under the Treaty with France, Ratified, 1832. [n. p.] 1835.

Miscellaneous Poems: by John Agawam. [Ipswich], 1828.

Miscellaneous Writings, Literary, Critical, Juridical, and Political. Boston, 1835.

Notes on the Principles and Practice of Prize Courts; with Documents and Forms as Used in the High Court of Admiralty of England. Ed. Pratt, F. T. London, 1854.

Opinion in the Case of William Allen vs. Joseph McKeen, Treasurer of Bowdoin College, in the Circuit Court of the United States, at Portland, 1833. Boston, 1833.

Opinions of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Case of Proprietors of Charles River Bridge vs. Proprietors of Warren Bridge and Others. January Term, 1837. Boston, 1837. [Contains Story’s Opinion.]

Oration, at Salem, 4th July, 1804, in Commemoration of Our National Independence. Salem, 1804.

Power of Solitude; a poem. New ed., Salem, 1804.

Public and General Statutes Passed by the Congress of the United States, 1789–1827. 3 vols., Boston, 1828. Same, 1789–1836, ed. Sharswood, George, 4 vols., Philadelphia, 1837–46. Vols. 1–3 2d ed. [Vo. 4, “A continuation of the Laws published under the inspection of Story.”]

Selection of Pleadings in Civil Actions subsequent to the Declaration, with Annotations on the Law of Pleading. Salem, 1805; 2d ed. [Oliver, B. L. Jr.], Boston, 1829.

Key to Equity Jurisprudence; an Analysis Classified by Subjects and References, and an Index. By Guernsey, R. S. 1876.

Address before the Members of the Suffolk Bar, 4th Sept., 1821, at Boston. American Jurist, vol. 1, Jan., 1829.

Charge on the Law of Treason, to the Grand Jury of the Circuit Court of the United States, at Newport, June 15, 1842. Providence, 1842.

Charge to the Grand Jury of the Circuit Court of the United States, at its First Session, in Portland, for the Judicial District of Maine, May 8, 1820. Portland, 1820.

2. Biography and Criticism

Greenleaf, S. Discourse Commemorative of the Life and Character of Joseph Story, Pronounced 18th Sept., 1845, at the Request of the Corporation of [Harvard] University and the Members of the Law School. Boston, 1845.

[Hillard, G. S.] Biographical Notice of Mr. Justice Story. American Review, Jan., 1846.

Newell, W. Discourse Occasioned by the Death of Joseph Story, in Cambridge, Sept. 14, 1845. Cambridge, 1845.

Story, W. W. [ed]. Life and Letters of Joseph Story. 2 vols. Boston, 1851.

Waterston, R. C. Discourse on the Life and Character of Joseph Story, Sept. 14, 1845. Boston, 1845.


Arator, Being a Series of Agricultural Essays, Practical and Political; in sixtyfour Numbers, by a Citizen of Virginia. Georgetown, D. C., 1813; 2d ed. rev. and enl. 1814; 4th ed. rev. and enl., Petersburg, 1818.

An Enquiry into the Principles and Tendency of Certain Public Measures. Philadelphia, 1794.

A Defence of the Measures of the Administration of Thomas Jefferson. Washington, 1804.

Disunion Sentiment in Congress in 1794.… Ed. Gaillard Hunt, Washington, 1905.

An Inquiry into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States … Fredericksburg, Va., 1814.

Construction Construed, and Constitutions Vindicated. Richmond, Va., 1820.

New Views of the Constitution of the United States. Washington, 1823.

Tyranny Unmasked. Washington, 1822.

A Pamphlet, containing a Series of Letters … to Thomas Ritchie, Editor of the “Enquirer.” … Richmond, 1809.

Correspondence. Ed. Dodd, W. E. Richmond, 1908.

Dodd, Wm. E. John Taylor, Prophet of Secession. Branch Historical Papers, II. Richmond, 1908.


Blackstone’s Commentaries: with Notes of Reference to the Constitution and Laws, of the Federal Government of the United States; and of the Commonwealth of Virginia.… 5 vols. Philadelphia, 1803.


A Brief Enquiry into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government: Being a Review of Judge Story’s Commentaries.… By a Virginian. Petersburg [Va.], 1840; Philadelphia, 1863; New York, 1868.


A Digest of the Law of Maritime Captures and Prizes. 1815.

An Oration … on the Anniversary of American Independence, July 4, 1814. 1814.

An Anniversary Discourse, Delivered before the New York Historical Society … Dec. 28, 1820. In New York Historical Society Collections. Vol. 3, 281. 1821.

History of the Northmen, or Danes and Normans, from the Earliest Times to the Conquest of England by William of Normandy. London, 1831.

Enquiry into the Validity of the British Claim to a Right of Visitation and Search … Philadelphia, 1842. New ed., London, 1858.

The Progress and Prospects of Germany: a Discourse before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Brown University, at Providence, R. I., September 1, 1847. Boston, 1847.

Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court. 1816–27. 12 vols. Philadelphia, 1816–1827.

Digest of Decisions of the Supreme Court, 1789–1820 … 1821.

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