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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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8816. VICE-PRESIDENCY, Oath of office.—
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8816. VICE-PRESIDENCY, Oath of office.—

I have turned to the Constitution and
laws, and find nothing to warrant the opinion
that I might not have been qualified here
[Monticello] or wherever else I could meet
with a Senator; any member of that body
being authorized to administer the oath, without
being confined to time or place, and consequently
to make a record of it, and to deposit
it with the records of the Senate. However,
I shall come on, on the principle which
had first determined me—respect to the public.—
To James Madison. Washington ed. iv, 167. Ford ed., vii, 116.
(M. 1797)