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4212. JURY (Trial by), Selection of Jurors.—[continued].

An officer who is entrusted
by the law with the sacred duty of
naming judges of life and death for his fellow
citizens, and who selects them exclusively
from among his political and party enemies,
ought never to have in his power a second
abuse of that tremendous magnitude.—
To Mrs. Sarah Mease. Ford ed., viii, 35.
(W. March. 1801)