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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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5436. MONOPOLY, Inventions and.—[continued].
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5436. MONOPOLY, Inventions and.—[continued].

To embarrass society
with monopolies for every utensil existing,
and in all the details of life, would be more
injurious to them than had the supposed inventors
never existed; because the natural
understanding of its members would have
suggested the same things or others as good.—
To Oliver Evans. Washington ed. v, 75.
(M. 1807)
See Inventions and Patents.