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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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885. BONAPARTE (N.), Rights of Nations and.—[continued].
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885. BONAPARTE (N.), Rights of Nations and.—[continued].

As far as we can judge
from appearances, Bonaparte, from being a
mere military usurper, seems to have become
the choice of his nation; and the allies in
their turn, the usurpers and spoliators of the
European world. The rights of nations to
self-government being my polar star, my partialities
are steered by it, without asking
whether it is a Bonaparte or an Alexander
towards whom the helm is directed.—
To M. Correa. Washington ed. vi, 480.
(M. June. 1815)