Letter to John Rutledge, Jr. [manuscript] 1788 February 2.

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter to John Rutledge, Jr. [manuscript] 1788 February 2.

Letter to John Rutledge, Jr. [manuscript] 1788 February 2.

Jefferson discusses the legality of the English trying Hastings by extraordinary court; notes he is glad that the "new [U.S.] constitution is pretty sure of being accepted..." and unfavorably analyzes tthe new edict concerning French Protestants commenting "What are we to think of the condition of the human mind in a country where such a wretched thing as this has thrown the state into convulsions, and how must we bless our own situation in a country the most illiterate peasant of which is a Solon compared with the authors of this law."

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