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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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2384. EDITORS, Jefferson's Relations with.—[continued].
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2384. EDITORS, Jefferson's Relations with.—[continued].

I take the liberty of requesting
a letter from you bearing testimony to the truth of my never having made to you,
or within your knowledge or information,
any such promise to yourself, your partner
Morse, or any other. My confidence in your
character leaves me without a doubt of your
honest aid in repelling this base and bold
attempt to fix on me practices to which no
honors or powers in this world would ever
have induced me to stoop. I have solicited
none, intrigued for none. Those which my
country has thought proper to confide to me
have been of their own mere motion, unasked
by me. Such practices as this letter-writer
imputes to me, would have proved me unworthy
of their confidence.—
To James Lyon. Washington ed. vi, 10.
(M. 1811)

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