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ANSWER

TO CERTAIN PARTS OF A WORK PUBLISHED BY

MATHEW CAREY,

ENTITLED

“ THE OLIVE BRANCH,"

OR

- FAULTS ON BOTH SIDES."

BY

A FEDERALIST.

Philadelphia

Checked

DISTRICT OF NEW-YORK, SS. Be it remembered, that ou the

seventeenth day of February, in the fortieth year of the

Independence of the United States of America, Wil(L. S.) liam M'Kean, of the said District, hath deposited in

this office the title of, a Book, the right whereof he

claims as Proprietor, in the ords following, to wit: An Answer to certain parts of a work published by Mathew

“ Carey, entitled " The Olive Branch,” or “ Faults on Both

“ Sides.” By a Federalist.” In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, en. titled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the s copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors, " of such copies, during the time therein mentioned, and also to an " act entitled an act supplementary to an act entitled an act for the “ encouragement of learning by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, « and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such conies, during the “ time Werein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the - arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other

THERON RUDD,
Clerk of the Southern District of New York.

“ prints.”

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PREFACE.

IF any person should be disposed to enquire, why the author of the following work should take upon himself so much labour, in a case where it is probable so little good will be done, the following explanation may possibly satisfy him on that subject.

The Constitution of the United States was formed, and established, and the great principles of national policy under it were devised, by federalists. Among the members of the Convention of 1787, were George Washington, Caleb Strong, Rufus King, William Samuel Johnson, Roger Sherman, Oliver Ellsworth, Alexander Hamil: ton, William Patterson, Governeur Morris, James Wilson, George Clymer, Richard Bas. sett, and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and many others of the same political family. Many of these men were employed in various branches

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