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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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9050. WEALTH, Freedom vs.—[continued].
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9050. WEALTH, Freedom vs.—[continued].

There is no such thing
in this country as what would be called wealth


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in Europe. The richest are but a little at
ease, and obliged to pay the most rigorous
attention to their affairs to keep them together.
I do not mean to speak here of the
Beaujons of America; for we have some of
those though happily they are but ephemeral.—
To M. de Meunier. Ford ed., vii, 13.
(M. 1795)