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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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818. BILL OF RIGHTS, Fetters against Evil.—
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818. BILL OF RIGHTS, Fetters against Evil.—

By a declaration of rights I
mean one which shall stipulate freedom of
religion, freedom of the press, freedom of
commerce against monopolies, trial by juries
in all cases, no suspensions of the habeas corpus,
no standing armies. These are fetters
against doing evil which no honest government
should decline.—
To A. Donald. Washington ed. ii, 355.
(P. Feb. 1788)