Article 2, Section 1, Clause 1

Document 11

Thomas Jefferson to Alexander Donald

7 Feb. 1788Papers 12:571

There is another strong feature in the new constitution which I as strongly dislike. That is the perpetual re-eligibility of the President. Of this I expect no amendment at present because I do not see that any body has objected to it on your side the water. But it will be productive of cruel distress to our country even in your day and mine.

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 3, Article 2, Section 1, Clause 1, Document 11
The University of Chicago Press

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Julian P. Boyd et al. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950--.

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