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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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7298. REPUBLIC, Definition of.—[further continued] .
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7298. REPUBLIC, Definition of.—[further continued] .

In the General Government,
the House of Representatives is mainly
republican; the Senate scarcely so at all, as
not elected by the people directly, and so long
secured even against those who do elect them;
the Executive more republican than the Senate,
from its shorter term, its election by the
people, in practice (for they vote for A only
on an assurance that he will vote for B)
and because, in practice also, a principle of
rotation seems to be in a course of establishment;
the judiciary independent of the nation,
their coercion by impeachment being found
To John Taylor. Washington ed. vi, 607. Ford ed., x, 30.
(M. 1816)