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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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7952. SLAVERY, Strictures on.—
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7952. SLAVERY, Strictures on.—

strictures on slavery [in the Notes on Virginia] * * * I do not wish to have made public,
at least till I know whether their publication
would do most harm or good. It is possible,
that in my own country, these strictures might
produce an irritation, which would indispose
the people towards [one of] the two great objects
I have in view; that is, the emancipation
of their slaves. [457]
To General Chastellux. Washington ed. i, 339. Ford ed., iii, 71.
(P. 1785)
See Colonization, Colony and Missouri Question.


General Chastellux had proposed to print extracts
from a private copy in a French scientific paper.—Editor.