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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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7223. RELIGION, Freedom of.—[further continued].
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7223. RELIGION, Freedom of.—[further continued].

If I be marching on
with my utmost vigor in that way which according
to the sacred geography leads to Jerusalem
straight, why am I beaten and ill used
by others because my hair is not of the right
cut; because I have not been dressed right;
because I eat flesh on the road; because I
avoid certain by-ways which seem to lead into
briars; because among several paths I take
that which seems shortest and cleanest; because
I avoid travellers less grave and keep
company with others who are more sour and
austere; or because I follow a guide crowned
with a mitre and clothed in white? Yet these
are the frivolous things which keep Christians
at war.—
Notes on Religion. Ford ed., ii, 100.