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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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3451. GEORGE III., Policy of.—

I am
pleased to see the answer of the King. It bears
the marks of suddenness and surprise, and as he
seems not to have had time for reflection, we
may suppose he was obliged to find his answer
in the real sentiments of his heart, if that heart
has any sentiment. I have no doubt, however,
that it contains the real creed of an Englishman,
and that the word which he has let escape, is
the true word of the enigma. “The moment
I see such sentiments as yours prevail, and a
disposition to give this country the preference, I will, &c.” All this I steadily believe. But
the condition is impossible. Our interest calls
for a perfect equality in our conduct towards
these two nations; but no preference anywhere.
If, however, circumstances should ever oblige
us to show a preference, a respect for our
character, if we had no better motive, would
decide to which it should be given.—
To John Adams. Washington ed. i, 436.
(P. Sep. 1785)