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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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1002. BURR'S (A.) TREASON, Strength of Government and.—
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1002. BURR'S (A.) TREASON, Strength of Government and.—

The proof we have lately seen of the innate strength of our government,
is one of the most remarkable which history
has recorded, and shows that we are a
people capable of self-government, and worthy
of it. The moment that a proclamation apprised
our citizens that there were traitors among
them, and what was the object, they rose upon
them wherever they lurked, and crushed by
their own strength what would have produced
the march of armies and civil war in any other
country. The government which can wield the
arm of the people must be the strongest possible.
To Mr. Weaver. Washington ed. v, 89.
(W., June. 1807)