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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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9190. WYTHE (George), Lectures of.—
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9190. WYTHE (George), Lectures of.—

Your favor gave me the first information that
the lectures of my late master and friend exist
in MS. * * * His mind was too accurate,
his reasoning powers too strong, to have committed
anything to paper materially incorrect.
It is unfortunate that there should be lacuna in
them. But you are mistaken in supposing I
could supply them. It is now thirty-seven
years since I left the bar, and have ceased to
think on subjects of law; and the constant
occupation of my mind by other concerns has
obliterated from it all but the strongest traces
of the science. Others, I am sure, can be
found equal to it, and none more so than Judge
Roane. It is not my time or trouble which I
wish to spare on this occasion. They are due,
in any extent, to the memory of one who was


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my second father. My incompetence is the
real obstacle; and in any other circumstance
connected with the publication, in which I can
be useful to his fame, and the public instruction,
I shall be most ready to do my duty.—
To John Tyler. Ford ed., ix, 288.
(M. 1810)