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I wrote a Medium article on this. Jefferson deliberately didn't use "property" since property can be transferred and this is not inalienable

https://link.medium.com/0VKPAHOCZzb

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Well said. I would add that Jefferson realized that injecting property into the discussion would bring slavery directly into the debate. His original draft condemned the British for imposing slavery on the colonies; if he added property to his list of rights, he would have undercut his argument.

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