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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) To: Marquis de Lafayette.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08063 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 June 1792 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Re: "Exterminating the Monster Aristocracy" of New England Federalists, Constitution, The Voice of the People, French Colonies, and to Compound (House in Secure Facilities) Slaves in St. Dominique (Haiti).

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Lafayette, Marie Adrienne de Noailles, marquise de, 1759-1807.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President, Revolutionary War General, Politics, Federalists, US Constitution, France, Slave Rebellion, African American History, Slavery, Caribbean

Sub Era: The Early Republic