Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Drafts of the Virginia Constitution

From Jefferson’s Second Draft

No person hereafter coming into this country shall be held in slavery under any pretext whatever.

From Jefferson’s Third Draft

No person hereafter coming into this country shall be held within the same in slavery under any pretext whatever.

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June 13, 1776
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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