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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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4791. LOGAN (George), France and.—[continued].
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4791. LOGAN (George), France and.—[continued].

Dr. Logan, about a
fortnight ago, sailed for Hamburg. Though
for a twelvemonth past he had been intending
to go to Europe as soon as he could get money
enough to carry him there, yet when he had
accomplished this, and fixed a time for going,
he very unwisely made a mystery of it; so that
his disappearance without notice excited conversation.
This was seized by the war hawks,
and given out as a secret mission from the Jacobins
here to solicit an army from France,
instruct them as to their landing, &c. This
extravagance produced a real panic among the
citizens; and happening just when Bache published
Talleyrand's letter, Harper * * * gravely announced to the House of Representatives,
that there existed a traitorous correspondence
between the Jacobins here and the
French Directory; that he had got hold of some
threads and clews of it, and would soon be able
to develop the whole. This increased the
alarm; their libellists immediately set to work,
directly and indirectly to implicate whom they
pleased. “Porcupine” gave me a principal share
in it, as I am told, for I never read his papers.—
To James Madison. Washington ed. iv, 250. Ford ed., vii, 273.
(Pa., June. 1798)