University of Virginia Library

Search this document 
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.;

expand sectionA. 
expand sectionB. 
expand sectionC. 
expand sectionD. 
expand sectionE. 
collapse sectionF. 
3030. FLETCHER OF SALTOUN, Principles of.—
expand sectionG. 
expand sectionH. 
expand sectionI. 
expand sectionJ. 
expand sectionK. 
expand sectionL. 
expand sectionM. 
expand sectionN. 
expand sectionO. 
expand sectionP. 
expand sectionQ. 
expand sectionR. 
expand sectionS. 
expand sectionT. 
expand sectionU. 
expand sectionV. 
expand sectionW. 
expand sectionX. 
expand sectionY. 
expand sectionZ. 

expand section 
expand section 

3030. FLETCHER OF SALTOUN, Principles of.—

The political principles of that
patriot were worthy of the purest periods of
the British constitution; They are those which
were in vigor at the epoch of the American
emigration. Our ancestors brought them
here, and they needed little strengthening to
make us what we are. But in the weakened
condition of English whigism at this day, it
requires more firmness to publish and advocate
them than it then did to act on them.
This merit is peculiarly your Lordships; and
no one honors it more than myself.—
To Earl of Buchan. Washington ed. iv, 493.
(W. 1803)