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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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8671. UNION (The Federal), Miseries of secession.—
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8671. UNION (The Federal), Miseries of secession.—

What would you think of a
discourse on the benefit of the Union and
miseries which would follow a separation of
the States, to be exemplified in the eternal
and wasting wars of Europe, in the pillage
and profligacy to which these lead, and the
abject oppression and degradation to which
they reduce its inhabitants? Painted by your
vivid pencil, what could make deeper impres
sions, and what impressions could come more
home to our concerns, or kindle a livelier
sense of our present blessings?—
To Mr. Ogilvie. Washington ed. v, 605.
(M. 1811)