Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Edward Everett

on the question of the lawfulness of slavery, that is, of the right of one man to appropriate to himself the faculties of another without his consent, I certainly retain my early opinions. on that however of third persons to interfere between the parties, and the effect of conventional modifications of that pretension, we are probably nearer together.

RC (MHi: Everett Collection). Dft (DLC).
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April 8, 1826
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