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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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3923. INDIANS, Justice to.—
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3923. INDIANS, Justice to.—

The two
principles on which our conduct towards the
Indians should be founded are justice and fear.
After the injuries we have done them, they
cannot love us, which leaves us no alternative
but that of fear to keep them from attacking
us. But justice is what we should never lose
sight of and, in time, it may recover their
To Mr. Hawkins. Washington ed. ii, 3.
(P. 1786)