Volume 11

1 January to 6 August 1787

Volume Details

Selected Documents
30 January 1787

Jefferson declares that “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing” but stresses the importance of maintaining a unity of interests between the eastern and western parts of the United States.

22 February 1787

Jefferson in Paris reacts to news of Shays Rebellion in Massachusetts by declaring I like a little rebellion now and then.