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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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8808. VICE-PRESIDENCY, Candidates for.—
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8808. VICE-PRESIDENCY, Candidates for.—

I presume there will not be a vote
against General Washington [for President] in the United States. It is more doubtful
who will be Vice-President. The age of Dr.
Franklin, and the doubt whether he would
accept it, are the only circumstances that admit
a question, but that he would be the man.
After these two characters of first magnitude,
there are so many which present themselves
equally, on the second line, that we
cannot see which of them will be singled out.
John Adams, Hancock, Jay, Madison, Rutledge,
will all be voted for.—
To William Carmichael. Washington ed. ii, 465.
(P. Aug. 1788)