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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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7053. PROPERTY, Restitution.—
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7053. PROPERTY, Restitution.—

should immediately and earnestly recommend
to the legislatures of the respective States to provide for the restitution of all
estates, rights and properties which have
been confiscated, belonging to British subjects;
and also of the estates, rights and
properties of persons resident in districts
which were in the possession of his Britannic
Majesty's arms at any time between the 30th
day of November, 1782, and the 14th day of
January, 1784, and who have not borne arms
against the United States, and that persons
of any other description shall have free liberty
to go to any part or parts of any of the
thirteen United States, and therein to remain
twelve months unmolested in their endeavors
to obtain the restitution of such of their estates,
rights and properties as may have
been confiscated.—
Report on Peace Treaty. Ford ed., iii, 349.
(Dec. 1783)