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Coke on Magna Charta
(Sir E.Coke)

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  "The Common Law is the best and most common birth-right that the subject hath for the safeguard and defense, not onely of his goods, lands and revenues, but of his wife and children, his body, fame and life also." -Sir Edward Coke Description In 1812 Thomas Jefferson wrote to ...Read more


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"The Common Law is the best and most common birth-right that the subject hath for the safeguard and defense, not onely of his goods, lands and revenues, but of his wife and children, his body, fame and life also."
-Sir Edward Coke

Veritas Books: Coke on Magna Charta Sir E.Coke

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In 1812 Thomas Jefferson wrote to Judge John Tyler:

"The exclusion from the courts of the malign influence of all authorities after (King George Ill's ascendency) would un-canonize Blackstone, whose book, although the most elegant and best digested of our law catalogue, has been perverted more than all others, to the degeneracy of legal science. A student finds there a smattering of everything, and his indolence easily persuades him that if he understands that book, he is master of the whole body of the law. The distinction between these, and those who have drawn their store; from the deep and rich mines of Coke and Littleton, seems well understood even by the unlettered common people, who apply the appellation of 'Blackstone lawyers' to those ephemeral insects of the law."

In 1814 Thomas Jefferson wrote to Dr. Thomas Cooper on Coke's “Institutes”: "This work is executed with so much learning and judgment, that I do not recollect a single position in it has ever been judicially denied ... It may still be considered as the fundamental code of the English law."

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