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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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7260. RELIGION, Toleration.—
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7260. RELIGION, Toleration.—

How far does the duty of toleration extend? 1. No
church is bound by the duty of toleration to
retain within her bosom obstinate offenders
against her laws. 2. We have no right to


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prejudice another in his civil enjoyments because
he is of another church. If any man err
from the right way, it is his own misfortune,
no injury to thee; nor therefore art thou to
punish him in the things of this life because
thou supposeth he will be miserable in that
which is to come—on the contrary, according
to the spirit of the gospel, charity, bounty,
liberality are due him.—
Notes on Religion. Ford ed., ii, 99. 1776
See Presbyterian Spirit.