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In these Commentaries, the text of each clause of the Act and each section of the Constitution is printed in large type. After the several clauses and sections are printed in small type the corresponding provisions of other Federal Constitutions. Then follows a Historical Note on each clause and section; after which come the notes, which are numbered consecutively (with the sign §) throughout the Act and Constitution.
In the large-type text each word or phrase annotated is followed by an index number referring to the corresponding note. At the top inner corner of each left-hand page there is a reference to the clause or section under discussion; and at the top inner corner of each righthand page is a reference to the number of the note.