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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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8313. TAXATION, Public opinion and.—[continued].
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8313. TAXATION, Public opinion and.—[continued].

All the [party] passions
are boiling over, and one who keeps himself
cool and clear of the contagion, is so far
below the point of ordinary conversation, that
he finds himself isolated in every society.
However, the fever will not last. War, land
tax and stamp tax, are sedatives which must
cool its ardor. They will bring on reflection,
and that, with information, is all which our
countrymen need, to bring themselves and
their affairs to rights.—
To James Lewis, Jr. Washington ed. iv, 241. Ford ed., vii, 250.
(Pa., May. 1798)