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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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3786. HONOR, Infraction.—
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3786. HONOR, Infraction.—

As an American,
I cannot help feeling a thorough mortification,
that our Congress should have permitted
an infraction of our public honor; as
a citizen of Virginia, I cannot help hoping
and confiding, that our Supreme Executive,
whose acts will be considered as the acts of
the Commonwealth, estimate that honor too
highly to make its infraction their own act. [237]
To Governor Patrick Henry. Washington ed. i, 214. Ford ed., ii, 169.
(Alb. 1779)


Refers to separation of British prisoners in Virginia.—Editor.