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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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1429. COMMERCE, Swollen.—[continued].

You have fairly stated the alternatives between which we are to
choose: 1, licentious commerce and gambling
speculations for a few, with eternal war
for the many; or, 2, restricted commerce,
peace, and steady occupations for all. If any
State in the Union will declare that it prefers
separation with the first alternative, to a continuance
in union without it, I have no hesitation
in saying “let us separate.” I would
rather the States should withdraw which are
for unlimited commerce and war, and confederate


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with those alone which are for peace and agriculture. I know that every nation in
Europe would join in sincere amity with the
latter, and hold the former at arm's length,
by jealousies, prohibitions, restrictions, vexations
and war.—
To William H. Crawford. Washington ed. vii, 7. Ford ed., x, 35.
(M. 1816)

COMMERCE, Treaties of.—See Treaties.