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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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4982. MANNERS, American vs. French.—
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4982. MANNERS, American vs. French.—

I am much pleased with the people of this
country. The roughness of the human mind is
so thoroughly rubbed off with them that it seems
as if one might glide through a whole life among
them without a jostle. Perhaps, too, their manners
may be the best calculated for happiness to
a people in their situation, but I am convinced
they fall far short of effecting a happiness so
temperate, so uniform and so lasting as is generally
enjoyed with us.—
To Mrs. Trist. Washington ed. i, 394.
(P. 1785)