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and their subjects (Gustavus III)
But to what extent the subjects necessarily must relinquish their natural freedom for the benefit of Society, is a question of utmost importance to the Princes... I know not whether our philanthropic and great minds have been able to examine and answer this question in its entirety. How could then the Regents avoid making significant mistakes regarding our rights? All restraints that exceed [this limit] will inevitably bring disaster to the realm and its people alike.
Thoughts upon the Natural Rights of Servants and Peasants, 1778.