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October 24, 1977

Re: Thomas Jefferson

JAMA. 1977;238(17):1813. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280180017011

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To the Editor.—  Mr Jefferson took no part in the deliberations [in which the Constitution was written], although he did approve a draft sent him by James Madison and did urge incorporation of the Bill of Rights as the first ten amendments.