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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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4097. JEFFERSON (Thomas), Harvard's honors.—
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4097. JEFFERSON (Thomas), Harvard's honors.—

I have been lately honored with your letter of September 24th, 1788, accompanied
by a diploma for a Doctorate of
Laws, which the University of Harvard has
been pleased to confer on me. Conscious
how little I merit it, I am the more sensible
of their goodness and indulgence to a
stranger, who has had no means of serving
or making himself known to them. I beg you
to return them my grateful thanks, and to
assure them that this notice from so eminent
a seat of science is very precious to me.—
To Dr. Willard. Washington ed. iii, 14.
(P. 1789)