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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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348. ANARCHY, Imputed.—[continued].

Wonderful is the effect of
impudent and persevering lying. The British
ministry have so long hired their gazetteers
to repeat, and model into every form,
lies about our being in anarchy, that the
world has at length believed them, * * * and what is more wonderful, we have believed
them ourselves. Yet where does this
anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except
in the single instance of Massachusetts?
And can history produce one instance of
rebellion so honorably conducted?—
To W. S. Smith. Washington ed. ii, 318. Ford ed., iv, 466.
(P. 1787)