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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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9105. WHALE OIL, Candles.—
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9105. WHALE OIL, Candles.—

A Mr.
Barrett has arrived here [Paris] from Boston
with letters of recommondation from Governor
Bowdoin, Cushing and others, * * * to get
the whale business put on a general bottom, instead
of the particular one which had been settled,
the last year, for a special company. * * * I propose to Mr. Barrett that he should induce
either his State, or individuals, to send a sufficient
number of boxes of the spermaceti candle
to give one to every leading house in Paris;
I mean to those who lead the ton; and, at the


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same time to deposit a quantity for sale here
and advertise them in the petites affiches.
To John Adams. Washington ed. i, 498.
(P. 1785)