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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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3065. FOREIGN AGENTS, Authorization.—[continued]. [further continued].
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3065. FOREIGN AGENTS, Authorization.—[continued]. [further continued].

It is a general rule, that
no nation has a right to keep an agent within
the limits of another, without the consent of
that other, and we are satisfied it would be
best for both Spain and us, to abstain from
having agents or other persons in our employ,
or pay, among the savages inhabiting our respective
territories, whether as subjects or independent.
You are, therefore, desired to propose
and press a stipulation to that effect.
Should they absolutely decline it, it may be
proper to let them perceive, that as the right
of keeping agents exists on both sides, or on
neither, it will rest with us to reciprocate their
own measures.—
To Carmichael and Short. Washington ed. iii, 475. Ford ed., vi, 119.
(Pa., 1792)