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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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8652. UNION (The Federal), Attempts to disrupt.—[continued].

Surrounded by such difficulties
and dangers, it is really deplorable that any should be found among ourselves
vindicating the conduct of the aggressors; cooperating
with them in multiplying embarrassments
to their own country, and encouraging
disobedience to the laws provided for
its safety. But a spirit which should go
further, and countenance the advocates for a


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dissolution of the Union, and for setting in
hostile array one portion of our citizens
against another, would require to be viewed
under a more serious aspect. It would prove
indeed that it is high time for every friend
to his country, in a firm and decided manner,
to express his sentiments of the measures
which government has adopted to avert the
impending evils, unhesitatingly to pledge himself
for the support of the laws, liberties and
independence of his country; and with the
* * * republicans of Connecticut, to resolve
that, for the preservation of the Union,
the support and enforcement of the laws, and
for the resistance and repulsion of every
enemy, they will hold themselves in readiness
and put at stake, if necessary, their lives
and fortunes, on the pledge of their sacred
R. to A. Connecticut Republicans. Washington ed. viii, 169.