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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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6639. PERSONAL LIBERTY, Inconsistent laws.—

If it be a law of nature that
the child shall follow the condition of the
parent, it would introduce a very perplexing
dilemma; as where the one parent is free and
the other a slave. Here the child is to be
a slave, says this law, by inheritance of the
father's bondage; but it is also to be free,
says the same law, by inheritance of its
mother's freedom. This contradiction proves
it to be no law of nature.—
Legal Argument. Ford ed., i, 377.