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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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2158. DEITY, Protection of.—

We join
you [Washington] in commending the interests
of our dearest country to the protection
of Almighty God, beseeching Him to dispose
the hearts and minds of its citizens to improve
the opportunity afforded them of becoming a
happy and respectable nation. And for you
we address to Him our earnest prayers, that
a life so beloved may be fostered with all His
care; that your days may be happy as they
have been illustrious; and that He will finally
give you that reward which this world cannot
give. [139]
Address of Congress to General Washington. Rayner's Life of Jefferson,226.


The quotation is from the Reply of Congress to
General Washington on surrendering his commission
Dec., 1783. The paper was written by Jefferson,
but is not in either of the two principal editions of
his writings.—Editor.