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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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3322. FUGITIVES, Political.—

desirable it be that the perpetrators of crimes,
acknowledged to be such by all mankind,
should be delivered up to punishment, yet it is
extremely difficult to draw the line between
those and acts rendered criminal by tyrannical
laws only; hence the first step always,
is a convention defining the cases where a
surrender shall take place.—
To President Washington. Washington ed. iii, 300. Ford ed., v, 386.
(Pa., 1791)