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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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2515. EMBARGO, Alternative of war.—[continued].
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2515. EMBARGO, Alternative of war.—[continued].

Could the alternative of
war, or the Embargo, have been presented to
the whole nation, as it occurred to their representatives,
there could have been but the one
opinion that it was better to take the chance
of one year by the Embargo, within which the
orders and decrees producing it may be repealed,
or peace take place in Europe, which
may secure peace to us.—
To Benjamin Smith. Washington ed. v, 293. Ford ed., ix, 194.
(M. May. 1808)