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John Swinton (1703-1777) was a British writer, Fellow of the Royal Society, Church of England clergyman and orientalist. In 1731 he was a fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, but migrated to Christ Church in 1745. He contributed to George Sale's Universal History. Swinton also contributed articles on the transcription of the 'Ruins of Palmyra'. Beginning in 1749, Swinton donated a number of Roman coins to the collection at Christ Church. From 1767 until the year of his death he was Keeper of the Archives at Oxford University

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    I believe even the champion of the Anti-Federalist movement that caused the Bill of Rights to be added to the Grand Experiment we like to call the US Constitution, Thomas Jefferson, expressed an intense dislike for the free and independent press shortly after becoming president. To paraphrase perhaps poorly, after seeing a report in a Virginia newspaper written from an interview he'd given, he was enraged at the liberties taken with his words. He said that Prior Restraint on the press was a vile thing for liberty minded people but that the level of vileness did fluctuate/ 
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