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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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959. BRIBERY, Great Britain and.—
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959. BRIBERY, Great Britain and.—

The known practice [of the British Government] is to bribe whom they can, and whom
they cannot to calumniate. They have found
scoundrels in America, and either judging
from that, or their own principles, they would
pretend to believe all are so. If pride of
character be of worth at any time, it is when
it disarms the efforts of malice. What a miserable
refuge is individual slander to so glorious
a nation as Great Britain has been.—
To General Nelson. Ford ed., ii, 464.
(R. 1781)