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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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244. AGRICULTURE, Societies—[continued].
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244. AGRICULTURE, Societies—[continued].

Our Agricultural Society
has at length formed itself. Like our American
Philosophical Society, it is voluntary, and
unconnected with the public, and is precisely
an execution of the plan I formerly sketched
to you. Some State societies have been
formed heretofore; the other States will do
the same. Each State society names two of
its members of Congress to be their members
in the Central Society, which is of course together
during the sessions of Congress. They
are to select matter from the proceedings of
the State societies, and to publish it. * * * Mr. Madison, the Secretary of State, is their
To Sir John Sinclair. Washington ed. iv, 491.
(W. 1803)