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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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2997. FILIBUSTERISM, Punishment of.—[continued].
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2997. FILIBUSTERISM, Punishment of.—[continued].

I am sorry to learn that
a banditti from our country are taking part
in the domestic contests of the country adjoining
you; and the more so as from the
known laxity of execution in our laws, they
cannot be punished. It will give a wrongful
hue to a rightful act of taking possession of
Mobile, and will be imputed to the national
authority, as Miranda's enterprise was, because
not punished by it.—
To Dr. Samuel Brown. Washington ed. vi, 165.
(M. 1813)