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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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5805. NEGROES, Colonization.—[continued].
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5805. NEGROES, Colonization.—[continued].

This unfortunate difference
of color, and perhaps of faculty, is a powerful
obstacle to the emancipation of these people.
Many of their advocates, while they wish
to vindicate the liberty of human nature, are
anxious also to preserve its dignity and beauty.
Some of these, embarrassed by the question,
“What further is to be done with them”? join
themselves in opposition with those who are
actuated by sordid avarice only. Among the
Romans emancipation required but one effort.
The slave, when made free, might mix with,
without straining the blood of his master. But
with us a second is necessary, unknown to history.
When freed, he is to be removed beyond
the reach of mixture.—
Notes on Virginia. Washington ed. viii, 386. Ford ed., iii, 250.