Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
Jefferson was against any needless official apparel, but if the gown was to carry, he said: For Heavens sake discard the monstrous wig which makes the English judges look like rats peeping through bunches of oakum.
THOMAS JEFFERSON, commenting on judges apparel.Benjamin Harrison, The Constitution and Administration of the United States of America, p. 320 (1897).