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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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3136. FRANCE, Federalist Hostility to.—[continued].

The inflammatory composition
of the [President's] speech [199] excited
[in Congress] sensations of resentment which
had slept under British injuries, threw the
wavering into the war scale, and produced
the war address. Bonaparte's victories and
those on the Rhine, the Austrian peace, British
bankruptcy, mutiny of the [British] seamen,
and Mr. King's exhortations to pacific
measures [towards France], have cooled
them down again, and the scale of peace
To Aaron Burr. Washington ed. iv, 185. Ford ed., vii, 146.
(Pa., June. 1797)


President Adams's message to Congress at the
special session in May 1797.—Editor.