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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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The Constitution has declared that
representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned
among the several States according
to their respective numbers. * * * That


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is to say, they shall be apportioned by some
common ratio—for proportion and ratio are
equivalent words; and in the definition of
proportion among numbers, that they have a
ratio common to all, or in other words, a
common divisor.—
Opinion on Apportionment Bill. Washington ed. vii, 594. Ford ed., v, 493.
(April. 1792)