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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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3325. FUGITIVES, Rights of.—
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3325. FUGITIVES, Rights of.—

Has a
nation a right to punish a person who has
not offended itself? Writers on the law of
nature agree that it has not; that on the
contrary, exiles and fugitives are to them
as other strangers, and have a right of residence,
unless their presence would be noxious;
e. g., infectious persons. One writer,
(Vattel, L. I. 5, 233.) extends the exception
to atrocious criminals, too imminently dangerous
to society; namely, to pirates, murderers,
and incendiaries.—
Report on Spanish Convention. Washington ed. iii, 352. Ford ed., v, 481.