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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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2730. ERROR, Human Nature and.—[continued].
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2730. ERROR, Human Nature and.—[continued].

I have no pretensions to exemption from error. In a long course of
public duties, I must have committed many.
And I have reason to be thankful that, passing
over these, an act of duty has been selected
as a subject of complaint, which the
delusions of self interest alone could have
classed among them, and in which, were
there error, it has been hallowed by the benedictions
of an entire province, an interesting
member of our national family, threatened
with destruction by the bold enterprise
of one individual. [174]
The Batture Case. Washington ed. viii, 601.


Edward Livingston in the New Orleans Batture
suit against Jefferson.—Editor.