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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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3304. FRIENDSHIP WITH ENGLAND, How obtained.—
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3304. FRIENDSHIP WITH ENGLAND, How obtained.—

But is their friendship
to be obtained by the irritating policy of
fomenting among us party discord, and a teasing
opposition; by bribing traitors, whose sale
of themselves proves they would sell their
purchasers also, if their treacheries were
worth a price? How much cheaper would it
be, how much easier, more honorable more
magnanimous and secure, to gain the government
itself by a moral, a friendly and respectful
course of conduct, which is all they
would ask for a cordial and faithful return.—
To Sir John Sinclair. Washington ed. vii, 22.
(M. 1816)