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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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7226. RELIGION, Freedom of.—[further continued] .
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7226. RELIGION, Freedom of.—[further continued] .

Almighty God hath
created the mind free, and manifested His
supreme will that free it shall remain by making
it altogether insusceptible of restraint.
* * * All attempts to influence it by temporal
punishments or burthens, or by civil
incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of
hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure
from the plan of the Holy Author of our
religion, who, being Lord both of body and
mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions
on either, as was in his Almighty power
to do, but to exalt it by its influence on reason
Statute of Religious Freedom. Washington ed. viii, 454. Ford ed., ii, 237.