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title:“Thomas Jefferson to John Adams”
authors:Thomas Jefferson
date written:1787-8-30

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Jefferson, Thomas. "Letter to John Adams." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.

Thomas Jefferson to John Adams (August 30, 1787)

Paris Aug. 30. 1787.
I have news from America as late as July 19. nothing had then transpired from the Federal convention. I am sorry they began their deliberations by so abominable a precedent as that of tying up the tongues of their members. nothing can justify this example but the innocence of their intentions, & ignorance of the value of public discussions. I have no doubt that all their other measures will be good & wise. it is really an assembly of demigods. Genl. Washington was of opinion they should not separate till October.

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