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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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3000. FILIBUSTERISM, Suppression.—[continued].
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3000. FILIBUSTERISM, Suppression.—[continued].

The late piratical depredations
which your commerce has suffered as
well as ours, and that of other nations, seem
to have been committed by renegade rovers of
several nations, French, English, American,
which they as well as we have not been careful
enough to suppress. I hope our Congress
* * * will strengthen the measures of suppression.
Of their disposition to do it there
can be no doubt; for all men of moral principle
must be shocked at these atrocities. I
had repeated conversations on this subject
with the President * * *. No man can
abhor these enormities more deeply. I trust
it will not have been in the power of abandoned
rovers, nor yet of negligent functionaries,
to disturb the harmony of two nations
so much disposed to mutual friendship, and
interested in it.—
To J. Correa. Washington ed. vii, 184. Ford ed., x, 164.
(M. 1820)