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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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281. ALIEN AND SEDITION LAWS, Planning Insurrection against.—[continued].

Several parts of this
State [Pennsylvania] are so violent that we
fear an insurrection. This will be brought
about by some if they can. It is the only
thing we have to fear. The appearance of an
attack of force against the government would
check the present current of the middle
states, and rally them around the government;
whereas if suffered to go on, it will
pass on to a reformation of abuses.—
To Archibald Stuart. Washington ed. iv, 286. Ford ed., vii, 354.
(Pa., Feb. 1799)