Amendment I (Speech and Press)

Document 15

Thomas Jefferson to James Madison

28 Aug. 1789Papers 15:367

. . . the following alterations and additions would have pleased me. Art 4. "The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak to write or otherwise to publish any thing but false facts affecting injuriously the life, property, or reputation of others or affecting the peace of the confederacy with foreign nations."

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 5, Amendment I (Speech and Press), Document 15
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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