Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Note for Destutt de Tracy’s Treatise on Political Economy

the most sacred of the duties of a government, to do equal & impartial justice to all it’s citizens.

FC (DLC: TJ Papers, 206:36788); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated; with FC of TJ’s Addition to his Note for Destutt de Tracy’s Treatise on Political Economy, [ca. 18 May 1816], on verso. Published with variations in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation in Destutt de Tracy, Treatise on Political Economy, 202. Published in PTJRS, 9:634.
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Thomas Jefferson
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April 6, 1816
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