The true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law…




The true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law…

The true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law… --Thomas Jefferson

[T]he true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law is the intention of the law-makers. This is most safely gathered from the words, but may be sought also in extraneous circumstances provided they do not contradict the express words of the law.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1808
Context: Letter to Albert Gallatin
Tags: circumstances, construction, contradict, doubtful, intention, key, law, law-makers



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