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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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3415. GENET (E. C.), Calamitous appointment.—[continued].

Mr. Genet had been then
but a little time with us; and but a little more
was necessary to develop in him a character
and conduct so unexpected, and so extraordinary,
as to place us in the most distressing
dilemma, between our regard for his nation,
which is constant and sincere, and a regard for
our laws, the authority of which must be maintained,
which the Executive Magistrate is
charged to preserve; for its honor, offended in
the person of that Magistrate; and for its character
grossly traduced in the conversations and
letters of this gentleman.—
To Gouverneur Morris. Washington ed. iv, 31. Ford ed., vi, 372.
(Pa., Aug. 1793)