Chronological Listing

Selected Works of Thomas Jefferson

    1775 — A Summary View of the Rights of British America
    1776, Jun. — Draft Constitution for Virginia
    1776, Jun. 11-Jul. 4 — Original Rough Draught of the Declaration of Independence
    1798, Oct. — Draft of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798
    1802, Jan. 1 — Wall of separation letter
    1811 — Manual of Parliamentary Practice


  1.  1787/11/13 to William Smith, "Tree of Liberty", discussing the Constitution and Shay's Rebellion.
  2.  1789/07/19 to the Abbé Arnoux, discussing trial by jury.
  3.  1803/09/07 to Wilson C. Nicholas, on the constitutional limits of the treaty power.
  4. Jefferson to Kercheval 1816/07/12 to Samuel Kercheval, on reform of the Virginia Constitution.
  5. Jefferson to Kercheval 1819/09/06 to Spencer Roane, on construction of the Constitution.
  6.  1822/07/02 to William Barry, on the Revolution of 1801, whig v. tory views, the need to limit terms of federal judges, and the deficiencies of public education.
  7.  1824/06/04 to John Cartwright, comparing the English and American constitutions.
  8.  1826/02/17 to James Madison, complaining of Mansfieldism and the drift toward it among American lawyers and legislators.

Complete Writings of Thomas Jefferson

 Zipped Text Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Ellery Bergh, ed., 19 vol. (1905).

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