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THE SUXDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER- 1905-
ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE OREQONIAN
Twenty of the most distinguished
citizens of America contribute spe
cial articles, one appearing in each
of the twenty volumes, as follows:
Special introduction by the late Senator George F. Hoar, LL. D., and Lincoln 7s
Tribute to Jefferson.
"Jefferson's Faith in the American People," by Hon. 'Alton B. Patter, Chief
Justice of the Court of Appeals of New York, and Democratic candidate for the
"The University of Virginia and Jefferson Its Father," by Hon. James C. Carter,
LL. D.f the leader of the New York bar. '
"The Louisiana Purchase," -by Charles Emory Smith, LL. D., ex-Postmaster-General
and editor of the Philadelphia Press.
"Jefferson as a Promoter of General Education," by Hon. Charles W. Needbam,
LL. D., president of Columbia University, Washington, D. C.
"Jefferson as a Citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia," by Hon. Andrew J.
Montague, Governor of Virginia. ,
11 Jefferson as a Tactician,"-by ex-Governor George W. Atkinson, "West Virginia.
"Jefferson's Sen-ice to Civilization During the Founding of the Republic," by
B. 0. Flower, editor of the "Arena." f
"Jefferson and the Statute of Religious Freedom," by Hon. "William Jennings
"Jefferson and the Constitution," by United States Senator Charles A. Culberson.
"Jefferson's Versatility," by Hon. Champ Clark, Congressman from Missouri.
"Jefferson's Passports to Immortality," by the late Hon. George G-. Vest, United
States Senator from Missouri, 1S7ST-1903. 1
"Jefferson as a Geographer," by General A. W. Grecly, Chief Signal Officer United
Eulogy on Jefferson, delivered on October 3j)tb, 1S26, by Hon. William Wirt,"
LL. D., Attorney-General of the United States.
Tbe Memory of Thomas Jefferson," by Hon. John B. Stanchfield, Democratic
'candidate for Governor of New York-in 1900. ,
"Jefferson in His Family," by Hon. Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, ex-United
States Minister to France.
"Jefferson and the Land Question," bv Henry George.
"Jefferson's Religion," by Rabbi Edward N. Calish, B. L., M. A.
"Jefferson's Contribution to a Free Press," by Josephus Daniels, editor of the
Raleigh News and Observer, Raleigh, N. C.
"Jefferson as a Man of Science," by Pr. Cyrus Adler, LL. D., of the Smithsonian
Institute, Washington, D. C. '
"Jefferson's Quest of Knowledge," by.,Charles W. Kent, M. A., Ph. D., chairman of
the University of Virginia.
v ) 'J. , . Authoi of rthe m
Declaration of Independence
A Few of the Most Impor
tant Topics of
Making This Work a Complete History of the
Formative Period of the U. S.
A STOOIAHY VIEW OF THE RIGHTS OF BRITISH AMER
ICA. Jefferson's first conception of the Declaration of Inde
pendence. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Including the
original draught,' in f ac simile, the completed document, and
J eff erson's famous desk memorandum.
THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. Jefferson's antagonism to
its construction, and his work on the consequent amendments.
THE CONSTRUCTION AND ADOPTION OF OUR EARLY
THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE.
THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION. The early, efforts
of Jefferson to start the expedition, his trials in its behalf, his
success in dispatching the expedition in advance of British
exploration; the report of Captain Meriwether Lewis.
JEFFERSON'S NOTES ON VIRGINIA. "One of the master
- . pieces of the English language."
JEFFERSON'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. THE FAMOUS ANAS.
JEFFERSON BIBLE. This famous document, the words of
Jesus as contained in Mattnew, Mark, Luke and John; in four
languages Latin, Greek, French and English with Jeffer
son's notations, is reproduced in fac simile in its entirety.
(POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS-RELIGIOUS FREEDOM." In
cluding Jefferson's writings, essays and speeches on those
fundamental principles of the government of a republic "for
the people, by the people. " " That which is Jefferson todav. ' '
JEFFERSON'S WRITINGS ON MEDICINE, ANATOMY
JEFFERSON'S WORK ON OUR MONETARY SYSTEM.
THE DANGERS OF A NATIONAL BANK OF AMERICA.
" BIOGRAPHIES AND CHARACTER SKETCHES, BY JEF
FERSON, OF THE MOST PROMINENT MEN" OF OUR
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S TRIBUTE TO JEFFERSON
All honor to Jefferson the man who, in the concrete pressure of "a. struggle for National Independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast
and sagacity to introduce into a mere revolutionary document an abstract truth, applicable to all men and at all times, and so to embalm it there that to
day, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling block-to the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression Abraham Lincoln
TT"TIRGINIA, in what was its great age, offered fair-hope of;
V true leadership in the supreme functions of National life.
The group of the Revolution, which has made the state
illustrious in history, lasted far on into the next age ; and was dis
tinguished not only by individual force, but by an enlightenment
and generosity of mind of the happiest promise. Jefferson,
in particular, who was the one great dreamer ever born in this
land, was well fitted to be not only the fountainhead of a Declara
tion and of a University, but of literature.
. GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY, LL. D.
Professor of Comparative Literature, Columbia University,
In Harper's Magazine for October, 1903.
Epigrams and Quotations From Jefferson's Works
Newspapers serre to carry off noxious vapors and smoke To General Kosciusko.
I have sworn npon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny
over the mind of man. To Dr. Benjamin Rush.
He is happiaet of whom the world says least, good or had. To John Adams.
The ocean, like the air, is the common hirthright of mankind. To 'X. Y. Tammany
Society. ' -
"Whenever a man has cast a longing eye opVoSices,, a rottenness "begins in his
conduct. To Tench Coxe.
- Opinion is power. To John Adams.
Public opinion is a censor hef ore" which the most exalted tremble for their future
as well as present fame. To John Adams. '
The greatest service which can he rendered any country is tcadd an useful plant
to its culture; especially a "bread grain. Miscellaneous Papers.
There is a strong feature in the new Constitution which I strongly dislike. That
is the perpetual re-eligibility of the President. To Alexander Donald. '
N all that I have learned from the various biographies of Thomas Jeff er
j son, his versatility strikes me as amazing. Apart from his statesmanship
and scholarly attainments, and a profound wisdom that characterizes his
wonderful career, there are accomplishments both useful and ornamental
that seem out of reach of one so seriously engaged. Who could have supposed
that the author of the Declaration of Independence could have set a broken
limb, doctored a friend or a horse, kept his accounts in all their details and
set them down in a. handwriting so clear and perfect, played the violin, led
the minuet de la cour with all the dignity and grace of a dancing-master,
settled the quarrels of his neighbors by wise arbitration and shielding them
from the 'law's delay'? Then add to this, that at an advanced age he bustled
about in Virginia reel with all the abandon cf a country youth. We may look
upon the accomplishment of mere amusements as trifling, but when we con
sider that they cannot be achieved without a devotion to time, we exclaim
'where did he get that time?' and echo answers 'where?' "
" JOSEPH JEFFERSON.
United States Circuit Judge George Gray,
Wilmington, Delaware: -
"I-admire more and more as the years go
-by'lbe teachings and philosophy of the great
man whose memory your association purposes
Hon. George S. Boutwey( Boston, Mass.
ex-Secretary United States Treasury:
"Mr. Jefferson gave happy and authori
tative ntterance to the cardinal doctrines of .
republican government. As these doctrines '
are observed usurpation and tyranny diminish.
Governor DeForest Richards, "Wyoming:
"This is a highly commendable movement,
and one that innst appeal to all patriotic
Americans, especially those who have descend
ed from ancestors who instituted and managed
the Revolutionary movement and fought for
independence of the United States.' '
General Joseph C. Breckinridge, U. S. Army:
"Washington in the field, Patrick Henry in the forum, and Jef
ferson in the Cabinet, nobly illustrate three elements of greatness
which not only preserved our inherited liberties and united 13 dis
integrated colonies of different strains into one homogenous nation
ality, but also established the principles on which the progress of
humanity are founded and the possibility is demonstrated of the
practical and incontrovertible growth of such an autonomous Na
tional organism as ours."
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