A General Dictionary of the English Language, by Thomas Sheridan written in 1780. The First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Congress shall make no Law (a rule of action, a decree, edict stature, or custom) Respecting (regard, attention, reverence, honor, reverend character) an Establishment (Settlement, fixed state, settled regulation, form, model) of Religion (system of divine faith and worship, founded upon reverence of God, and expectation of future rewards and punishments) or Prohibiting (forbiddance, interdict, act of forbidding) the free (at liberty uncompelled permitted) exercise (act of divine worship whether public or private) thereof (of that; or this); or abridging (to make shorter in words, to diminish, to cut short, to deprive of) the Freedom (at liberty, uncompelled, permitted) of speech (the power of articulate utterance, the power of expressing thoughts by vocal words), or of the press (the instrument by which books are printed), or the right (immunity, privilege, that which justly belongs to one property, interest, power) of the people (a nation, those who compose a community, the common not the princes or nobles.) peaceably (without war, without tumult, without disturbance) to assemble (to meet together) and to petition (request, intreaty, supplication) the government (form of community with respect to the disposition of the supreme authority, an establishment of legal authority, administration of public affairs.) for a redress (to set right, to amend, to relieve to remedy) of grievances (the cause of uneasiness)