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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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875. BONAPARTE (N.), Louisiana and.—[continued].
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875. BONAPARTE (N.), Louisiana and.—[continued].

Your emperor has done more splendid things, but he has never done
one which will give happiness to so great a
number of human beings as the ceding of
Louisiana to the United States. [52]
To Marquis de Lafayette. Ford ed., ix, 67.
(W. May. 1807)

See Louisiana.


This accession of territory strengthens forever
the power of the United States, and I have just given
to England a maritime rival that will sooner or later
humble her pride.—Napoleon.