9780140150803

The Portable Thomas Jefferson

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    9780140150803

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    0140150803

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1977-10-01
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Summary

Includes A Summary View of the Rights of British America and Notes on the State of Virginia complete; seventy-nine letters; "Response to the Citizens of Albemarle," 1790; "Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank," 1791; and many other writings.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
A Note on the Selections xliii
I A Summary View of the Rights of British America 1(22)
II Notes on the State of Virginia 23(210)
III Public Papers and Addresses 233(114)
The Declaration of Independence, 1776
235(7)
Draft Constitution for Virginia, 1776
242(9)
A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom, 1777
251(3)
Report of a Plan of Government for the Western Territory, 1784
254(5)
Response to the Citizens of Albemarle, 1790
259(2)
Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, 1791
261(7)
Opinion on the French Treaties, 1793
268(13)
The Kentucky Resolutions, 1798
281(9)
First Inaugural Address, 1801
290(6)
To Elias Shipman and Others, A Committee of the Merchants of new Haven, 1801
296(4)
First Annual Message to Congress, 1801
300(3)
To Nehemiah Dodge and Others, A Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association, in the State of Connecticut, 1802
303(2)
To Brother Handsome Lake, 1802
305(3)
Instructions to Captain Lewis, 1803
308(8)
Second Inaugural Address, 1805
316(6)
Fifth Annual Message to Congress, 1805
322(3)
Sixth Annual Message to Congress, 1806
325(3)
To the Society of Tammany ..., 1808
328(2)
To the Inhabitants of Albemarle Country, in Virginia, 1809
330(2)
Report of the Commissioners for the University of Virginia, 1818
332(15)
IV Letters 347(240)
To Robet Skipwith, August 3, 1771
A gentleman's library
349(3)
Robert Skipwith
Between reconciliation and independence
352(3)
John Randolph
The Virginia constitution
355(3)
Edmund Pendleton
Music, ``the favorite passion of my soul''
358(3)
Giovanni Fabbroni
``a true Whig in science''
361(2)
David Rittenhouse
The limits of political duty
363(3)
James Monroe
Advice to a young daughter
366(1)
Martha Jefferson
The Society of the Cincinnati
367(5)
George Washington
``Our motto...`nil desperandum' ''
372(2)
Richard Price
Treaties and the blessings of America
374(4)
James Monroe
The Virginia Delegates in Congress, July 12, 1785
A statue of Washington
378(2)
``An honest heart being the first blessing...''
380(3)
Peter Carr
The risks and the benefits of foreign commerce
383(3)
John Jay
Climate and American character
386(2)
Chastellux
A Capitol for Virginia
388(2)
James Madison
The vaunted scene of Europe
390(2)
Charles Bellini
The vices of European education
392(3)
John Banister, Jr.
Property and natural right
395(3)
James Madison
Education and the public happiness
398(2)
George Wythe
Dialogue between My Head and My Heart
400(12)
Maria Cosway
Homer, New Jersey farmers, and the wheel
412(2)
St. John de Crevecoeur
``The people are the only censors...''
414(1)
Edward Carrington
``a little rebellion now and then''
415(3)
James Madison
In love with the Maison quarree
418(3)
Madame de Tesse
The joys and rewards of travel
421(2)
Lafayette
Reason, the only oracle
423(5)
Peter Carr
A few words on the Constitution
428(5)
James Madison
Travel Notes for Messrs. Rutledge and Shippen, June 19, 1788
Objects of attention for an American
433(1)
Bacon, Locke and Newton
434(1)
John Trumbull
``neither federalist nor antifederalist''
435(3)
Francis Hopkinson
A bill of rights
438(2)
James Madison
A charter for France
440(3)
Rabaut de St. Etienne
``the first chapter...of European liberty''
443(1)
Diodati
``the earth belongs to the living''
444(7)
James Madison
An affectionate adieu to France
451(2)
Madame d'Enville
The Potomac capital
453(1)
Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Homage to a black man
454(1)
Benjamin Banneker
The President of the United States (George Washington), September 9, 1792
The conflict with Hamilton
455(9)
French blood and American liberty
464(2)
William Short
Peaceable coercion
466(1)
James Madison
The President and the democratic societies
467(3)
James Madison
``an Anglican monarchical aristocratical party''
470(1)
Phillip Mazzei
Working with Adams
471(3)
Elbridge Gerry
Union and ``the reign of witches''
474(3)
John Taylor
``These...are my principles''
477(2)
Elbridge Gerry
Common law and the will of the nation
479(4)
Edmund Randolph
Something new under the sun
483(2)
Doctor Joseph Priestley
The affair of Louisiana
485(3)
Robert R. Livingston
Dry-docking the navy
488(2)
Benjamin H. Latrobe
The morals of Jesus
490(4)
Doctor Benjamin Rush
Plans for Louisiana
494(3)
John Breckinridge
Political economy and American exceptionalism
497(2)
Jean Baptiste Say
A city plan against disease
499(2)
Governor William C. C. Claiborne
A tribute of gratitude
501(1)
Doctor Edward Jenner
Gardens for Monticello
501(3)
William Hamilton
History, Hume, and newspapers
504(3)
John Norvell
A subpoena against the President
507(2)
George Hay
Bones for the National Institute
509(2)
Lacepede
Rules for a grandson
511(4)
Thomas Jefferson Randolph
The republic of science
515(2)
John Hollins
The race of blacks
517(1)
Henri Gregoire
Indian languages
517(2)
Doctor Benjamin S. Barton
Reason and justice in a hurricane
519(1)
Cesar A. Rodney
The executive office
520(5)
Destutt de Tracy
No patents on ideas
525(8)
Isaac McPherson
The natural aristocracy
533(7)
John Adams
The moral sense
540(4)
Thomas Law
Slavery and emancipation
544(3)
Edward Coles
Domestic manufactures---a change of opinion
547(3)
Benjamin Austin
Your prophecy and mine
550(2)
John Adams
Agenda of reform for Virginia
552(9)
Samuel Kercheval
The federal judiciary
561(3)
Judge Spencer Roane
Epicurus and Jesus
564(3)
William Short
``a fire-bell in the night''
567(2)
John Holmes
The university, neology, and materialism
569(5)
John Adams
The President of the United States (James Monroe), October 24, 1823
An American system---the Monroe Doctrine
574(3)
Saxons, Americans, and a case of legal fraud
577(6)
Major John Cartwright
The progress of society
583(1)
William Ludlow
``All eyes are opened...to the rights of man''
584(3)
Roger C. Weightman
Further Reading on Jefferson 587

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