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THE COVENANTER

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An American Exposition of the
Covenant of the League of Nations

BY
WILLIAM H. TAFT
GEORGE W. WICKERSHAM
A. LAWRENCE LOWELL

HENRY W. TAFT

GARDEN CITY

NEW YORK
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, INCLUDING THAT OF
TRANSLATION INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGES,

INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN

SEP 24 1919

PREFACE Under the title of “The Covenanter” the letters in the following series were published day by day in May and June of this year in a large number of leading newspapers in the United States. Most of the objections raised against the covenant for a League of Nations, embodied in the Treaty of Peace drawn up by the Convention at Paris, appeared to rest upon a misapprehension of that document; especially since it had been amended to meet the criticisms made in America. It seemed worth while, therefore, to explain the meaning of the several articles in the Covenant, and to refute the objections against it. With that aim the Covenanter Letters were prepared and published. They begin with a few introductory letters setting forth the general object sought by a league of this kind, the means essential for attaining it, the nature of the league proposed, and

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