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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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117. ADMINISTRATION, Disapproved.
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117. ADMINISTRATION, Disapproved.

—There was but a single act of my whole administration of which the federal party approved.
That was the proclamation on the
attack of the Chesapeake. And when I found
they approved of it, I confess I began strongly
to apprehend I had done wrong, and to exclaim
with the Psalmist, “Lord, what have I
done that the wicked should praise me.”—
To Elbridge Gerry. Washington ed. vi, 63. Ford ed., ix, 359.
(M. 1812)