Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Edward Rutledge

I congratulate you, my dear friend, on the law of your state for suspending the importation of slaves, and for the glory you have justly acquired by endeavoring to prevent it for ever. this abomination must have an end, and there is a superior bench reserved in heaven for those who hasten it.

RC (PHi). PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 11:587–9.
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July 14, 1787
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