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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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7628. RIGHTS OF MAN, Recognition of.—
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7628. RIGHTS OF MAN, Recognition of.—

All eyes are opened, or opening, to the
rights of man. The general spread of the
light of science has already laid open to every
view the palpable truth, that the mass of
mankind has not been born with saddles on
their backs, nor a favored few booted and
spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by


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the grace of God. [437]
To Roger C. Weightman. Washington ed. vii, 450. Ford ed., x, 391.
(M. June 24, 1826)


From the last letter written by Jefferson. Mr.
Weightman was Mayor of Washington City, and the
letter was in reply to an invitation to be present at
a Fourth of July celebration at the capital. Jefferson
and Adams both died on that day.—Editor.