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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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2864. FAMILY, Affection.—

The circle
of our nearest connections is the only one in
which a faithful and lasting affection can be
found, one which will adhere to us under all
changes and chances. It is, therefore, the
only soil on which it is worth while to bestow
much culture. Of this truth you will become
more convinced every day you advance into
To Mary Jefferson Eppes. D. L. J.255.
(Pa., 1799)