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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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2046. DEBT (Revolutionary), Western Lands and.—[further continued].
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2046. DEBT (Revolutionary), Western Lands and.—[further continued].

I am uneasy at seeing
that the sale of our western lands is not yet
commenced. That precious fund for the immediate
extinction of our debt will, I fear, be
suffered to slip through our fingers. Every
delay exposes it to events which no human
foresight can guard against.—
To James Madison. Washington ed. ii, 153. Ford ed., iv, 391.
(P. 1787)