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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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2383. EDITORS, Jefferson's Relations with.—
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2383. EDITORS, Jefferson's Relations with.—

In your letter it is said that, for certain
services performed
by Mr. James Lyon
and Mr. Samuel Morse, formerly editors of
the Savannah Republican, I promised them
the sum of one thousand dollars. This is
totally unfounded. I never promised to any
printer on earth the sum of one thousand dollars,
nor any other sum, for certain services
performed, or for any services which that
expression would imply. I have had no accounts
with printers but for their newspapers,
for which I have paid always the ordinary
price and no more. I have occasionally joined
in moderate contributions to printers, as I
have done, to other descriptions of persons,
distressed or persecuted, not by promise, but
the actual payment of what I contributed.—
To James L. Edwards. Washington ed. vi, 8.
(M. 1811)