Liveblogging Madison and Jefferson: Ah, When Politics Was Genteel!

"While Mr. [Patrick] Henry lives another bad constitution would be formed, and saddled forever on us. What we have to do I think is devoutly to pray for his death." -- Letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison (partially written in code), quoted on p. 112

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  1. And if Jefferson is advocating doing something "devoutly" you know it must be serious!

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