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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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860. BONAPARTE (N.), Detested.—
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860. BONAPARTE (N.), Detested.—

man on earth has stronger detestation than
myself of the unprincipled tyrant who is deluging
the continent of Europe with blood.
No one was more gratified by his disasters of
the last campaign. [51]
To Dr. George Logan. Washington ed. vi, 216. Ford ed., ix, 423.
(M. Oct. 1813)


This extract got into the newspapers contrary to
Jefferson's wishes, and led to a long interruption of
the correspondence between him and Dr. Logan. At
length, in 1816, he wrote to Logan, complaining of
the publication, and said: “this [extract] produced
to me more complaints from my best friends and
called for more explanations than any transaction of
my life had ever done. They inferred from this partial
extract an approbation of the conduct of England,
which yet the same letter censured with equal
rigor. It produced, too, from the minister of Bonaparte
a complaint, not indeed formal, for I was but a
private citizen, but serious, of my volunteering with
England in the abuse of his sovereign.”—Editor.