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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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51. ACTIONS, Publicity and.—

I fear no
injury which any man can do me. I have
never done a single act, or been concerned in
any transaction, which I fear to have fully
laid open, or which could do me any hurt if
truly stated. I have never done a single
thing with a view to my personal interest, or
that of any friend, or with any other view
than that of the greatest public good; therefore,
no threat or fear on that head will ever
be a motive of action with me. [4]
The Anas. Washington ed. ix, 209. Ford ed., i, 312.


Aaron Burr, in asking Jefferson for office, intimated
that he could do Jefferson “much harm.”
This was Jefferson's defiance.—Editor.