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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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5536. MORALITY (National), Governments and.—
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5536. MORALITY (National), Governments and.—

Your ideas of the moral obligations
of governments are perfectly correct.
The man who is dishonest as a statesman would


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be a dishonest man in any station. It is
strangely absurd to suppose that a million of
human beings, collected together, are not under
the same moral laws which bind each of them
To George Logan. Ford ed., x, 68.
Nov. 1816)