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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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1067. CALLENDER (J. T.), Threats of.—

Callender is arrived here [Washington].
He did not call on me; but understanding he
was in distress I sent Captain Lewis to him with
fifty dollars, to inform him we were making
some enquiries as to his fine which would take
a little time, and lest he should suffer in the
meantime, I had sent him, &c. His language
to Captain Lewis was very high-toned. He
intimated that he was in possession of things
which he could and would make use of in a
certain case; that he received the fifty dollars,
not as a charity but a due, in fact as hush
money; that I knew what he expected, viz. a
certain office, and more to this effect. Such a
misconstruction of my charities puts an end to
them forever. You will, therefore, be so good
as to make no use of the order [67] I enclosed you.
He knows nothing of me which I am not willing
to declare to the world myself. I knew him
first as the author of the Political Progress of
Britain, a work I had read with great satisfaction,
and as a fugitive from persecution for this
very work. I gave to him from time to time
such aids as I could afford, merely as a man
of genius suffering under persecution, and not


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as a writer in our politics. It is long since I
wished he would cease writing on them, as doing
more harm than good.—
To James Monroe. Ford ed., viii, 61.
(W. May. 1801)


An order for fifty dollars towards payment of
Callender's fine.—Editor.