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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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3448. GEORGE III., Our bitterest enemy.—
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3448. GEORGE III., Our bitterest enemy.—

It is an immense misfortune to the
whole empire, to have a King of such a disposition
at such a time. We are told, and everything
proves it true, that he is the bitterest enemy
we have. His minister is able, and that
satisfies me that ignorance or wickedness, somewhere,
controls him. In an earlier part of this
contest, our petitions told him, that from our
King there was but one appeal. The admonition
was despised, and that appeal forced on
us. To undo his empire, he has but one truth
more to learn; that, after the Colonies have
drawn the sword, there is but one step more
they can take. That step is now pressed upon
us, by the measures adopted, as if they were
afraid we would not take it.—
To John Randolph. Washington ed. i, 203. Ford ed., i, 492.
(Pa., Nov. 1775)