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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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776. BARCLAY (Thomas), Missions to Morocco.—[further continued].
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776. BARCLAY (Thomas), Missions to Morocco.—[further continued].

As you have acted since
my arrival in France, in the characters of
Consul General for that country, and Minister
to the Court of Morocco, and also as agent in
some particular transactions for the State of
Virginia, I think it is a duty to yourself, to
truth, and to justice, on your departure for
America, to declare that in all these characters,


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as far as has come within my notice, you have
acted with judgment, with attention, with integrity
and honor. [45]
To Thomas Barclay. Washington ed. ii, 211.
(P. 1787)


Mr. Barclay, while acting for the United States
in Europe, was engaged in commercial transactions
on his own account. His arrest for debt by creditors
led to some discussion with the French government
which is embodied in Jefferson's Writings.—Editor.