Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison

a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.

RC (DLC: Madison Papers). PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 12:438–43.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
James Madison
Date Range
Date
December 20, 1787
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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