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The methods of changing the constitutions of the states especially that of Rhode Island by C. S. Bradley

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Published by A. Mudge & Son, printers in Boston .
Written in English


  • Constitutional conventions -- United States,
  • Constitutions, State -- United States,
  • Advisory opinions -- United States,
  • Rhode Island -- Constitutional law

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Edition Notes

The Appendix has special t.p.: Memorandum on the legal effect of opinions given by judges to the executive and the legislature under certain American constitutions / by J.B. Thayer. Boston, A. Mudge & Son, printers, 1885.

Statement[compiled by C.S. Bradley]
ContributionsThayer, James Bradley, 1831-1902
LC ClassificationsJK2421 .B7
The Physical Object
Pagination104, [3], 118 p. ;
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24156018M
LC Control Number22000237

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