Thomas Jefferson Quote

From the nature and purpose of civil institutions, all the lands within the limits which any particular society has circumscribed around itself are assumed by that society, and subject to their allotment only. This may be done by themselves, assembled collectively, or by their legislature, to whom they may have delegated sovereign authority; and if they are alloted in neither of these ways, each individual of the society may appropriate to himself such lands as he finds vacant, and occupancy will give him title.


A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774)

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From the nature and purpose of civil institutions, all the lands within the limits which any particular society has circumscribed around itself are...

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From the nature and purpose of civil institutions, all the lands within the limits which any particular society has circumscribed around itself are...

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From the nature and purpose of civil institutions, all the lands within the limits which any particular society has circumscribed around itself are...

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From the nature and purpose of civil institutions, all the lands within the limits which any particular society has circumscribed around itself are...