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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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4405. LANDS (Indian), Buying.—
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4405. LANDS (Indian), Buying.—

indeed, are always ready to buy land; but we
will never ask but when you wish to sell; and
our laws, in order to protect you against imposition,
have forbidden individuals to purchase
lands from you; and have rendered it
necessary, when you desire to sell, even to a
State, that an agent from the United States
should attend the sale, see that your consent
is freely given, a satisfactory price paid, and
report to us what has been done, for your approbation.
To Brother Handsome Lake. Washington ed. viii, 188.


The extent of territory to which the native Indian
title was extinguished under Jefferson, by purchase,
embraced nearly one hundred millions of