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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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25. ABUSES, Tendency to.—

Mankind soon learns to make interested uses of every
right and power which they possess, or May
assume. The public money and public liberty
* * * will soon be discovered to be sources
of wealth and dominion to those who hold
them; distinguished, too, by this tempting
circumstance, that they are the instrument,
as well as the object of acquisition. With
money we will get men, said Cæsar, and with
men we will get money.—
Notes on Virginia. Washington ed. viii, 362. Ford ed., iii, 224.