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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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3185. FRANCE, United States, England and.—
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3185. FRANCE, United States, England and.—

Our interest calls for a perfect
equality in our conduct towards these two
nations. [France and England]; but no preference
anywhere. If, however, circumstances
should ever oblige us to show a preference,
a respect for our character, if we had no


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better motive, would decide to which it should
be given.—
To John Adams. Washington ed. i, 436.
(P. 1785)