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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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7184. RECTITUDE, Fame and.—
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7184. RECTITUDE, Fame and.—

up money, give up fame, give up science, give
the earth itself and all it contains, rather than
do an immoral act. And never suppose, that in
any possible situation, or under any circumstances,
it is best for you to do a dishonorable
thing, however slightly so it may appear to you. [413]
To Peter Carr. Washington ed. i, 396.
(P. 1785)


Peter Carr was the young nephew of Jefferson.——Editor.