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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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602. ASYLUM, America as an.—[further continued].

Small means of being
useful to you are left to me, but they shall be
freely exercised for your advantage, and that,
not on the selfish principle of increasing our
own population at the expense of other nations,
* * * but to consecrate a sanctuary for
those whom the misrule of Europe may compel
to seek happiness in other climes. This
refuge, once known, will produce reaction on
the happiness even of those who remain there,
by warning their task-masters that when the
evils of Egyptian oppression become heavier
than those of the abandonment of country,
another Canaan is open where their subjects
will be received as brothers, and secured
against like oppressions by a participation in
the right of self government.—
To George Flower. Washington ed. vii, 84.