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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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7613. RIGHTS, Suppression of.—
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7613. RIGHTS, Suppression of.—

It is
impossible the world should continue long insensible


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to so evident a truth as that the right to have commerce and intercourse with our
neighbors is a natural right. To suppress
this neighborly intercourse is an exercise of
force, which we shall have a just right to remove
when the superior force.—
To T. M. Randolph. Washington ed. iii, 146. Ford ed., v, 174.
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