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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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8537. TREATIES, Laws of the land.—
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8537. TREATIES, Laws of the land.—

Treaties are legislative acts. A treaty is a
law of the land. It differs from other laws
only as it must have the consent of a foreign
nation, being but a contract with respect to
that nation. In all countries, I believe,
except England, treaties are made by the
legislative power; and there, also, if they
touch the laws of the land, they must be approved
by Parliament. * * * An act of
Parliament was necessary to validate the
American treaty of 1783.—
Parliamentary Manual. Washington ed. ix, 80.