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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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2511. EMBARGO, Action advised.—

communications [161] now made [to Congress] showing the great and increasing dangers with
which our vessels, our seamen, and merchandise,
are threatened on the high seas, and elsewhere,
from the belligerent powers of Europe,
and it being of great importance to keep in


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safety these essential resources, I deem it my
duty to recommend the subject to the consideration
of Congress, who will doubtless perceive
all the advantages which may be expected
from an inhibition of the departure of
our vessels from the ports of the United States.
Their wisdom will also see the necessity of
making every preparation for whatever events
may grow out of the present crisis.—
Special Message. Washington ed. viii, 89. Ford ed., ix, 169.
(Dec. 18, 1807)


The decrees of the French government of November
21, 1806, and of Spain, February 19, 1807, with
the orders of the British government of January and
November, 1807.—Editor.