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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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5168. MERCIER (James), Rescued from slavery.—
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5168. MERCIER (James), Rescued from slavery.—

In Mr. Barclay's letter (from
Morocco) is this paragraph: “There is a young
man now under my care who has been a slave
some time with the Arabs in the desert.” His
name is James Mercier, born at the town of


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Suffolk, Nansemond County, Virginia. The
King sent him after the first audience, and I
shall take him to Spain. On Mr. Barclay's return
to Spain, he shall find there a letter from
me to forward this young man to his own
country, for the expenses of which I will make
myself responsible.—
To Governor Henry. Washington ed. i, 601.
(P. 1786)