Reprint of the only edition. One of the earliest American treatises on the subject, it is notable for its fusion of history, comparative law and natural law. "The design of the following treatise is to present to the public the principles on which the right of suffrage is founded, and by which the exercise of that right ought to be regulated. (...) No work is now before the public, in which the subject has been fully examined and reduced to its true principles.": Preface [iii]. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2379.