A Commentary and Review of Montesquieu’s ’Spirit of Laws’

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One of two books by the French liberal Destutt de Tracy which were translated and published by Thomas Jefferson.

A Commentary and Review of Montesquieu’s ’Spirit of Laws’: To which are annexed, Observations on the Thirty First Book by the late M. Condorcet; and Two Letters of Helvetius, on the Merits of the same Work, trans. Thomas Jefferson (Philadelphia: William Duane, 1811).


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