State a moral case to a ploughman and a professor. The former will decide it as well, and often better than the latter, because he has not been led astray by artificial rules.

Authentication Score 3

Original Citation

Jefferson, Thomas. Letter to Peter Carr. 10 Aug. 1787.

Current Citation

Jefferson, Thomas. "Peter Carr, Aug. 10, 1787." The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Including the Autobiography, The Declaration of Independence & His Public and Private Letters, edited by Adrienne Koch and William Peden. Modern Library, 1998.