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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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3309. FRIENDSHIP WITH ENGLAND, Obstacles to.—[continued].

Instead of cultivating the
government itself, whose principles are those
of the great mass of the nation, they [the
British Ministry] have adopted the miserable
policy of teasing and embarrassing it, by allying
themselves with a faction here [the
monarchical Federalists], not a tenth of the
people, noisy and unprincipled, and which can
never come into power while republicanism is
the spirit of the nation, and that must continue
to be so, until such a condensation of
population shall have taken place as will require
centuries. Whereas, the good will of
the government itself would give them, and
immediately, every benefit which reason or
justice would permit it to give.—
To Thomas Law. Washington ed. v, 556. Ford ed., ix, 292.
(M. 1811)