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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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4292. KNOX (Henry), Naval opinions.
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4292. KNOX (Henry), Naval opinions.

—I think General Washington approved of
building vessels of war to the extent of a force
sufficient to keep the Barbary States in order.
General Knox, I know, did. [275]
To John Adams. Washington ed. vii, 264. Ford ed., x, 240.
(M. 1822)


Jefferson advocated this measure while he was
Minister to France, and, subsequently, when he became
Secretary of State.—Editor.