Notes of a Citizen of Virginia

by James Jackson Kilpatrick

The last paragraph on page 228, begins as follows in the original printed version:

It is notable, in this regard, that in the period of sixty-four years, from Marshall’s ruling in McCulloch vs. Maryland in 1803, to the Court’s opinion in Ex Parte Garland in 1867, only four acts of Congress were held unconstitutional.

The author probably had in mind the notable case of Marbury vs. Madison, as the McCulloch case was actually decided in 1819. It is possible however that the case was right but the date was wrong.

Three court cases in the text or footnotes that were not included in the original Table of Cases are noted in brackets.

Otherwise, barring possible transcription errors, the text is presented exactly as in the original.

    –Joel T. LeFevre