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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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975. BURR (Aaron), Characteristics of.

—I never thought him an honest, frank-dealing
man, but considered him as a crooked
gun, or other perverted machine, whose aim
or shot you could never be sure of. Still,
while he possessed the confidence of the nation,
I thought it my duty to respect in him
their confidence, and to treat him as if he deserved
To William B. Giles. Washington ed. v, 68. Ford ed., ix, 46.
(M. April. 1807)