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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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7366. REPUBLICANS, Divisions among.—[further continued] .
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7366. REPUBLICANS, Divisions among.—[further continued] .

I see with extreme concern
the acrimonious dissensions into which our
friends in Pennsylvania have fallen, but have
long since made up my mind on the propriety of
the General Government's taking no side in
State quarrels. And with respect to myself
particularly, after eight and thirty years of
uniform action in harmony with those now constituting
the republican party, without one
single instant of alienation from them, it cannot
be but my most earnest desire to carry into
retirement with me their undivided approbation


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and esteem. I retain, therefore, a cordial friendship
for both the sections now so unhappily
dividing your State.—
To Thomas Leib. Ford ed., viii, 353.
(M. Aug. 1805)