No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands or tenements].




No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands or tenements].

No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands or tenements]. --Thomas Jefferson

No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands or tenements].

Thomas Jefferson

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Context: Second draft of the Virginia Constitution
Tags: debarred, freeman, tenements, use of arms

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The preparation of the first Virginia Constitution began in early 1776, in the midst of the early events of the American Revolution. Among those who drafted the 1776 Constitution were George Mason and James Madison. Thomas Jefferson was Virginia’s representative to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia at the time, and his drafts of the Virginia constitution arrived too late to be incorporated into the final document.[2] James Madison’s work on the Virginia Constitution helped him develop the ideas and skills that he would later use as one of the main architects of the United States Constitution.[3]Constitution of Virginia – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://fq1.us/4b2

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