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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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23. ABUSES, Revolution and.—

When a long train of abuses and usurpations begun at
a distinguished period and [2] pursuing invariably
the same object, evinces a design to reduce
them under absolute despotism, it is their
right, it is their duty, to throw off such government,
and to provide new guards for their
future security—
Declaration of Independence as Drawn by Jefferson.


Congress struck out the words in italics.——Editor.