Contracts of Sale
Fraudulent Sales; Assignments; Gifts, &c.
Principal and Agent, or Factor; Broker; Lien, &c.
Bills of Exchange; Interest; Usury
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Law of Nations.
Origin and Progress
of the Law of Nations; the Natural, Customary,
and Conventional Laws of Nations
The Jurisdiction of
Nations; their mutual Rights and Obligations;
the Rights of Embassadors, Ministers, &c.
Offensive and Defensive
War; just Causes of War; Reprisals;
Alliances in War
Declaration of War;
its Effect upon the Person and Property of the
Enemy’s Subjects; Stratagems in War; Privateering
Rights and Duties of
Neutral Nations; Contraband Goods; Blockade;
Right of Search; Safe Conducts and Passports; Truces; Treaties of
Constitution of the United States
Government Class Book.
Principles of Government.
Mankind fitted for Society, and for Civil Government and Laws.
Sec.1. Mankind are social beings. They are by nature fitted for society. By this we mean that they are naturally disposed to associate with each other. Indeed, such is their nature, that they could not be happy without such association. Hence we conclude that the Creator has designed men for society. It can not, therefore, be true, as some say, that the savage state is the natural state of man.
Sec.2. Man is so formed that he is dependent upon his fellow men. He has not the natural strength of other animals. He needs the assistance of creatures like himself to protect and preserve his own being. We can hardly imagine how a person could procure the necessaries of life without such assistance. But men have the gifts of reason and speech. By conversation they are enabled to improve their reason and increase their knowledge, and to find methods of supplying their wants, and of improving their social condition.