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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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8395. TERRITORY, Dissensions and.—[continued].
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8395. TERRITORY, Dissensions and.—[continued].

It seems that the smaller
the society the bitterer the dissensions into
which it breaks. Perhaps this observation
answers all the objections drawn by Mr.
[John] Adams from the small republics of
Italy. I believe ours is to owe its permanence
to its great extent, and the smaller portion
comparatively, which can ever be convulsed
at one time by local passions.—
To Governor Robert Williams. Washington ed. v, 209. Ford ed., ix, 167.
(W. 1807)