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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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7320. REPUBLIC (French), Sympathy with.—
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7320. REPUBLIC (French), Sympathy with.—

Be assured that the government and
the citizens of the United States view with
the most sincere pleasure every advance of
France towards its happiness, an object essentially
connected with its liberty, and they consider
the union of principles and pursuits between
our two countries as a link which binds
still closer their interests and affections. The
genuine and general effusions of joy which
you saw overspread our country, on their seeing
the liberties of yours rise superior to
foreign invasion and domestic trouble, have
proved to you that our sympathies are great
and sincere, and we earnestly wish on our
part that these our natural [418] dispositions May
be improved to mutual good, by establishing
our commercial intercourse on principles as
friendly to natural right and freedom, as are
those of our government.—
To Jean Baptiste Ternant. Washington ed. iii, 517. Ford ed., vi, 189.
(Pa., Feb. 1793)


Mutual in Ford edition.—Editor.