Letter to John Rutledge, Jr. 1788 February 2. (Book, 1788) [WorldCat.org]
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Letter to John Rutledge, Jr. 1788 February 2.

Author: Thomas Jefferson; John Rutledge, Jr.
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Jefferson discusses the legality of the English trying Hastings by extraordinary court; notes he is glad that the "new [U.S.] constitution is pretty sure of being accepted ..." and unfavorably analyzes tthe new edict concerning French Protestants commenting "What are we to think of the condition of the human mind in a country where such a wretched thing as this has thrown the state into convulsions, and how must we  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Letters (Correspondence)
Named Person: Warren Hastings; Thomas Jefferson; Warren Hastings; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Jefferson; John Rutledge, Jr.
OCLC Number: 647960639
Notes: Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library.
Description: 1 item.

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Jefferson discusses the legality of the English trying Hastings by extraordinary court; notes he is glad that the "new [U.S.] constitution is pretty sure of being accepted ..." and unfavorably analyzes tthe new edict concerning French Protestants commenting "What are we to think of the condition of the human mind in a country where such a wretched thing as this has thrown the state into convulsions, and how must we bless our own situation in a country the most illiterate peasant of which is a Solon compared with the authors of this law."

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