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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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6634. PERCEVAL (Spencer), Ministry.—
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6634. PERCEVAL (Spencer), Ministry.—

I am glad of the reestablishment of a Perceval
ministry. [385] The opposition would have recruited
our minority by half-way offers.—
To President Madison. Washington ed. vi, 77.
(M. Aug. 1812)


Spencer Perceval, who succeeded the Duke of
Portland as Premier, was assassinated in the lobby
of the House of Commons on May 11, 1812, three
months before this letter was written, by John Bellingham,
an English merchant, who was engaged in
business at Archangel, and who had been unable to
obtain redress from the Russian Government for
some alleged injury. The murderer was hanged.——Editor.