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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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8969. WAR (Prisoners of), Relief of.—

Be assured there is nothing consistent with the
honor of your country which we shall not, at all
times, be ready to do for the relief of yourself
and companions in captivity. We know that
ardent spirit and hatred for tyranny, which
brought you into your present situation, will
enable you to bear up against it with the firmness
which has distinguished you as a soldier,
and to look forward with pleasure to the day
when events shall take place against which the
wounded spirits of your enemies will find no
comfort, even from reflections on the most refined
of the cruelties with which they have
glutted themselves. [512]
To Colonel George Matthews. Washington ed. i, 235. Ford ed., ii, 264.
(Wg. 1779)


Colonel Matthews was an American officer in the
hands of the British. Jefferson was Governor of