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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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3318. FUGITIVES, Exile and.—
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3318. FUGITIVES, Exile and.—

Does the
fugitive from his country avoid punishment?
He incurs exile, not voluntary, but under a
moral necessity, as strong as physical. Exile,
in some countries, has been the highest punishment
allowed by the laws. To most minds
it is next to death; to many beyond it. The
fugitive, indeed, is not of the latter: he must
estimate it somewhat less than death. It May
be said that to some, as foreigners, it is no
Report on Spanish Convention. Washington ed. iii, 353. Ford ed., v, 483.