Friday, July 18, 2008

"Dog's Misery"

Here's one I hadn't heard before:
The Federalists did what they could to stave off defeat. They painted Jefferson as a debauched Francophile; Americans heard that he had fathered mulatto children, prayed to the French goddess of reason, and even experimented on animals at Monticello, or "Dog's Misery," as some called it.

Peter Zavodnyik, The Age of Strict Construction: A History of the Growth of Federal Power, 1789-1861 (emphasis added).

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