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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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7556. RHODE ISLAND, Adoption of Constitution.—
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7556. RHODE ISLAND, Adoption of Constitution.—

What do you propose to do
with Rhode Island [on the question of the
new Federal Constitution]? As long as there
is hope, we should give her time. I cannot
conceive but that she will come to rights in the
long run. Force, in whatever form, would be a
dangerous precedent.—
To E. Carrington. Washington ed. ii, 405. Ford ed., v, 21.
(P. 1788)