"I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, a
question about the sale of a book can be carried before the civil
magistrate. Are we to censor whose imprimatur shall say what book
may be sold and what book we may stibuy? Shall a layman, simple as
ourselves, set up his reason as the rule for what we are to read?
It is an insult to our citizens to question whether they are rational
beings or not."