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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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5579. MURDER, Excusable.—

Excusable homicides are in some cases not quite unblamable.
These should subject the party to marks
of contrition; viz., the killing of a man in defence
of property; so also in defence of one's
person, which is a species of excusable homicide;
because, although cases may happen
where these are also commendable, yet most
frequently they are done on too slight appearance
of danger; as in return for a blow, kick,
fillip, &c., or on a person's getting into a house,
not animo furandi, but perhaps veneris causa, &c. Excusable homicides are by misadventure,
or in self-defence.—
Note to Crimes Bill. Washington ed. i, 152. Ford ed., ii, 209.