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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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8963. WAR OF 1812, Reparation and.
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8963. WAR OF 1812, Reparation and.

—The sword once drawn, full justice must be
done. “Indemnification for the past and security
for the future” should be painted on
our banners. For one thousand ships taken,
and six thousand seamen impressed, give us
Canada for indemnification, and the only security
they can give us against their Henrys,
and the savages, and agree that the American
flag shall protect the persons of those sailing
under it, both parties exchanging engagements
that neither will receive the seamen of the other
on board their vessels. This done, I should be
for peace with England, and then war with
France. One at a time is enough, and in fighting
the one we need the harbors of the other
for our prizes.—
To Mr. Wright. Washington ed. vi, 78.
(M. Aug. 1812)