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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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5582. MURDER, Indian.—[further continued].
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5582. MURDER, Indian.—[further continued].

If we had to go to war [with the Indians] for every hunter or trader
killed, and murderer refused, we should have
had general and constant war. The process
to be followed, in my opinion, when a murder
has been committed, is first to demand the murderer,
and not regarding a first refusal to deliver,
give time and press it. If perseveringly
refused, recall all traders, and interdict commerce
with them, until he be delivered.—
To Henry Dearborn. Washington ed. v, 348.
(M. Aug. 1808)