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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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587. ASSUMPTION OF STATE DEBTS, Opposition engendered.—
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587. ASSUMPTION OF STATE DEBTS, Opposition engendered.—

It is not to be expected that our system of finance has
met your approbation in all its parts. It has
excited even here great opposition; and more
especially that part of it which transferred the
State debts to the General Government. The
States of Virginia and North Carolina are peculiarly
dissatisfied with this measure. I believe,
however, that it is harped on by many to mask
their disaffection to the government on other
To Gouverneur Morris. Washington ed. iii, 198. Ford ed., v, 250.
(Pa., Nov. 1790)