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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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8491. TRADE, Restrictions on.—[continued].

We cannot, my lord,
close with the terms of that resolution [Lord
North's conciliatory Proposition] because on
our agreeing to contribute our proportion towards
the common defence, they do not propose
to lay open to us a free trade with all
the world: whereas, to us it appears just that
those who bear equally the burdens of government
should equally participate of its benefits;


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either be contented with the monopoly of our trade, which brings greater loss to us
and benefit to them than the amount of our
proportional contributions to the common defence;
or, if the latter be preferred, relinquish
the former, and not propose, by holding both,
to exact from us double contributions.—
Address to Lord Dunmore. Ford ed., i, 457.
(R. 1775)