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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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2619. ENGLAND, Commerce with.—[further continued].
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2619. ENGLAND, Commerce with.—[further continued].

England declines all arrangements
with us. They say their commerce
is so necessary to us, that we shall not
deny it to ourselves for the sake of the carrying
business, as the only trade they leave us
is that with Great Britain immediately, and
that is a losing one. I hope we shall show
them we have sense and spirit enough to suppress
that, or at least to exclude them from
any share in the carriage of our commodities.
Their spirit towards us is deeply hostile and
they seem as if they did not fear a war with
To David Humphreys. Washington ed. i, 559.
(P. 1786)