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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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4663. LIBERTY, America and.—[continued].
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4663. LIBERTY, America and.—[continued].

When we reflect that
the eyes of the virtuous all over the earth are
turned with anxiety on us, as the only depositories
of the sacred fire of liberty, and that
our falling into anarchy would decide forever
the destinies of mankind, and seal the political
heresy that man is incapable of self-government,
the only contest between divided
friends should be who will dare farthest into
the ranks of the common enemy.—
To John Hollins. Washington ed. v, 597.
(M. 1811)

See 296.