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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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162. ADVICE, A Legacy of.—
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162. ADVICE, A Legacy of.—

Your affectionate
mother requests that I would address
to you, as a namesake, something which
might have a favorable influence on the
course of life you have to run. Few words
are necessary, with good dispositions on your
part. Adore God; reverence and cherish
your parents; love your neighbor as yourself,
and your country more than life. Be
just; be true; murmur not at the ways of
Providence—and the life into which you
may have entered will be one of eternal and
ineffable bliss. And if to the dead it is permitted
to care for the things of this world,
every action of your life will be under my
regard. Farewell.—
To Thomas Jefferson Grotjan. Ford ed., x, 287.
(M. 1824)