1.  Sheldon, Garrett Ward. The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press,  1991. p.3.

2.  ibid., p.2.

3.  Onuf, Peter S. Jefferson’s Empire: The Language of American Nationhood. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 2000. p.114.

4.  Sheldon, p.22.

5.  ibid., p.23-24.

6.  Tucker, Robert W. and David C. Hendrickson. Empire of Liberty: The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. p.26.

7.
  ibid., p.30.

8.  Onuf, p.69.

9.  ibid., p.65.

10.  Jefferson to George Rogers Clark, December 25, 1780. Boyd, Julian P., ed. Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1951. p. 237-283.

11.  Jefferson, Thomas, et. al. Declaration of Independence. Philadelphia: Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.

12.  Onuf, p.12.

13.  ibid., p.65.

14.  ibid., p.54.

15.  ibid., p.56.

16.  “Opinion on the Constitutionality of National Bank,” Feb. 23, 1791, in Hamilton Papers, VIII, p.98.

17.  Jefferson to Breckenridge, Aug. 12, 1803, Ford, ed., Writings of Jefferson, VIII, p.24.