Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Carrington Cabell, 18 March 1807

Washington Mar. 18. 07.

Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to mr Cabell, & his thanks for the communication of Workman’s pamphlet which he now returns, being in possession of one which the author had sent him some two years ago. of the Author he knew nothing personally; but being known to be one of the Mexican league, his availing himself of his office as judge to liberate his accomplices is not in his favor. this insurrection will probably shew that the fault in our constitution is not that the Executive has too little power, but that the Judiciary either has too much, or holds it under too little responsibility.


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