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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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7485. REVOLUTION (American), Hopes of reconciliation. ‐ [further continued] .
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7485. REVOLUTION (American), Hopes of reconciliation. ‐ [further continued] .

One bloody campaign
will probably decide, everlastingly, our future
course; and I am sorry to find a bloody campaign
is decided on. If our winds and waters
should not combine to rescue their shores from
slavery, and General Howe's reinforcements
should arrive in safety, we have hopes he will
be inspirited to come out of Boston and take
another drubbing; and we must drub him
soundly, before the sceptred tyrant will know
we are not mere brutes, to crouch under his
hand, and kiss the rod with which he designs
to scourge us.—
To John Randolph. Washington ed. i, 203. Ford ed., i, 493.
(M. Nov. 1775)