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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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7436. RETALIATION, Opportunity for.—

It is impossible [that the British] can be
serious in attempting to bully us * * *.
We have too many of their subjects in our
power and too much iron to clothe them with
and, I will add, too much resolution to avail
ourselves of both, to fear their pretended retaliation.
To General Washington. Washington ed. i, 231. Ford ed., ii, 259.
(Wg. 1779)


Jefferson was then Governor of Virginia, and a
controversy had arisen respecting the treatment of
prisoners of war.—Editor.