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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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1334. COAST LINE, Jurisdiction and.—[continued].

I think myself that the
limits of our [marine] protection are of great
consequence, and would not hesitate the sacrifice
of money to obtain them large. I would
say, for instance, to Great Britain, “we will
pay you for such of these vessels [taken by
France] as you choose; only requiring in return
that the distance of their capture from
shore shall, as between us, be ever considered
as within our limits; now say for yourself,
which of these vessels you will accept payment
for”. With France it might not be so
easy to purchase distance by pecuniary sacrifices;
but if by giving up all further reclamation
of the vessels in their hands, they could
be led to fix the same limits (say three
leagues) I should think it an advantageous
To President Washington. Ford ed., vi, 434.
(M. Oct. 1793)


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