The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 7

Issued under the auspices of the Thomas Jefferson memorial association of the United States, 1904 - 518 pagina's
Volume seven in the 20-book set of writings from Thomas Jefferson, this text includes the letters the president wrote upon his arrival in Europe in 1784 until his return to the US in 1789. This volume also includes€Jefferson's Service to Civilization during the Founding of the Republic, an essay by B.O. Flower.

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Pagina 323 - We are now allowed to say such a declaration of rights, as a supplement to the constitution where that is silent, is wanting to secure us in these points. The general voice has legitimated this objection.
Pagina 454 - The question, whether one generation of men has a right to bind another, seems never to have been started either on this or our side of the water. Yet it is a question of such consequences as not only to merit decision, but place also among the fundamental principles of every government.
Pagina 177 - If a subject of the Most Christian King and a citizen of the United States, or a foreigner, are interested in the said cargo, the average shall be settled by the tribunals of the country, and not by the consuls or...
Pagina 459 - On similar ground it may be proved, that no society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law.
Pagina 182 - Article XVI. The present convention shall be in full force during the term of twelve years, to be counted from the day of the exchange of ratifications, which shall be given in proper form, and exchanged on both sides, within the space of one year, or sooner, if possible. In faith whereof, we, Ministers Plenipotentiary, have signed the present convention, and have thereto set the seal of our arms. Done at Versailles the 14th of November, one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight.
Pagina 433 - I hope the terms of Excellency, Honor, Worship, Esquire, forever disappear from among us, from that moment : I wish that of Mr. would follow them.
Pagina 183 - It does the highest honor to the third, as being, in my opinion, the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written.
Pagina 454 - I suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living : that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it. The portion occupied by any individual ceases to be his when himself ceases to be, and reverts to the society.
Pagina xxxi - Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States ; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown; and that all political connections between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...
Pagina 98 - A declaration, that the federal government will never restrain the presses from printing any thing they please, will not take away the liability of the printers for false facts printed.

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