Vol 3, No 2 (2002)


Cover Page

United States. Constitution. We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. [Philadelphia : s.n., 1787]. Page 1 of the second draft of the Constitution, printed on September 13th, 1787, with annotations in the hand of William Livingston (1723-1790), governor of New Jersey and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Collection of the New-York Historical Society.