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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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1608. CONNECTICUT, Resurrection of.

—What need we despair of after the resurrection
of Connecticut to light and liberty? I
had believed that the last retreat of monkish
darkness, bigotry, and abhorrence of those advances
of the mind which had carried the
other States a century ahead of them. They
seemed still to be exactly where their forefathers
were when they schismatized from
the covenant of works, and to consider as
dangerous heresies all innovations, good or
bad. I join you, therefore, in sincere congratulations
that this den of the priesthood is at
length broken up, and that a Protestant Popedom
is no longer to disgrace the American
history and character. [99]
To John Adams. Washington ed. vii, 62.
(M. 1817)


Mr. Adams replied: “Do you think that Protestant
Popedom is annihilated in America? Do you
recollect, or have you ever attended to the ecclesiastical
strifes in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York,
and every part of New England? What a mercy it
is that these people cannot whip, and crop and pillory
and roast, as yet in the United States! If they
could, they would.”—Editor.