A Manual of Parliamentary Practice

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by Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson's Manual
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Title not held by The Wolf Law Library
at the College of William & Mary.
Author Thomas Jefferson
Published Washington City: Samuel Harrison Smith
Date 1801
Language English
Volumes volume set

As Vice President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson served as President of the Senate from 1797 to 1801. During that time, he worked on a manual of parliamentary procedure, based on notes formed while he was a student at the College of William & Mary. He also wrote to his old professor, George Wythe, for advice (Wythe, in his 70s, regretfully declined). Jefferson's manual was published in 1801.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

In a letter dated April 23, 1800, Wythe wrote to Jefferson, "Whenever that εγχειριδιον περι την σνμβουλην νομοθετικην [Manual of Legislative Counsel], which thou art preparing shall be published, as I anxiously hope it will be, reserve two or three copies for me."

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Read this book in Google Books.