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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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2684. ENGLAND, As a republic.—
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2684. ENGLAND, As a republic.—

Probably the old hive will be broken up by
a revolution, and a regeneration of its principles
render intercourse with it no longer
contaminating. A republic there like ours,
and a reduction of their naval power within
the limits of their annual facilities of payment,
might render their existence even interesting
to us. It is the construction of their
government, and its principles and means of
corruption, which make its continuance inconsistent
with the safety of other nations.
A change in its form might make it an honest
one, and justify a confidence in its faith and
To William Duane. Washington ed. vi, 76. Ford ed., ix, 366.
(M. Aug. 1812)