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Sending Home the Light of History by Lucia C. Stanton, (November 1987), E332.2 .A5 1987N

Identifier: id3970

Scope and Contents

The mutual respect and friendship as well as the political partnership between Jefferson and Madison are well documented in the personal letters and exchange of writings (as they were published) and goods during Jefferson’s residence in Paris as Minister to France in 1784. While Madison reported on the Virginia Assembly, the Confederation Congress, and Constitutional Convention, Jefferson enthusiastically bought books and little inventions to send home to his friend. Upon reading and taking careful notes of the Code de l’humanité a dictionary of universal law, and the Encyclopédie Méthodique (all sent by Jefferson), Madison crafted his convention speeches and essays in the Federalist, thereby making Jefferson’s efforts abroad perhaps his "most important actual contribution" to the American Constitution.


  • E332.2 .A5 1987N


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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Archives Repository

Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
P. O. Box 316
Charlottesville VA 22902