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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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6526. PEACE, Pursuit of.—
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6526. PEACE, Pursuit of.—

From the moment
which sealed our peace and independence,


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our nation has wisely pursued the paths of peace and justice. During the period in
which I have been charged with its concerns,
no effort has been spared to exempt us from
the wrongs and the rapacity of foreign nations,
and * * * I feel assured that no
American will hesitate to rally round the
standard of his insulted country, in defence
of that freedom and independence achieved
by the wisdom of sages, and consecrated by
the blood of heroes.—
R. to A. Georgetown Republicans. Washington ed. viii, 159.