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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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9133. WHISKY INSURRECTION, Military and.—
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9133. WHISKY INSURRECTION, Military and.—

The information of our [Virginia's] militia, returned from the westward,
is uniform, that though the people there let
them pass quietly, they were objects of their
laughter, not of their fear; that one thousand
men could have cut off their whole force in a
thousand places of the Alleghany; that their
detestation of the excise law is universal, and
has now associated to it a detestation of the
government; and that a separation which was
perhaps a very distant and problematical event,
is now near, and certain, and determined in the
mind of every man.—
To James Madison. Washington ed. iv, 112. Ford ed., vi, 518.
(M. Dec. 1794)