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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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4695. LIBERTY, No easy road to.—[continued].
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4695. LIBERTY, No easy road to.—[continued].

The ground of liberty is
to be gained by inches and we must be contented
to secure what we can get, from time
to time, and eternally press forward for what
is yet to get. It takes time to persuade men
to do even what is for their own good.—
To Rev. Charles Clay. Washington ed. iii, 126. Ford ed., v, 142.
(M. 1790)