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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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2739. ERROR, Officials and.—[continued].

If a functionary of the highest trust, acting under every sanction
which the Constitution has provided for his
aid and guide, and with the approbation, expressed
or implied, of its highest councils,
still acts on his own peril, the honors and
offices of his country would be but snares to
ruin him. [176]
Batture Case. Washington ed. viii, 603.


Jefferson for his action in the New Orleans Batture
Case, while President, was sued by Edward
Livingston, who asked damages in the sum of $100,000.—Editor.