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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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3524. GOVERNMENT, Moral principles.—
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3524. GOVERNMENT, Moral principles.—

If ever the morals of a people could
be made the basis of their own government,
it is our case; and who could propose to
govern such a people by the coruption of
a Legislature, before he could have one night
of quiet sleep, must convince himself that the
human soul, as well as body, is mortal.—
To John Adams. Ford ed., vii, 57.
(M. 1796)