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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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467. ARISTOCRACY, Education and.—[continued].
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467. ARISTOCRACY, Education and.—[continued].

This bill on education
would have raised the mass of the people to
the high ground of moral respectability necessary
to their own safety, and to orderly
government; and would have completed the
great object of qualifying them to secure the
veritable aristoi for the trusts of government
to the exclusion of the pseudalists. * * * Although this law has not yet been acted on
but in a small and inefficient degree, it is still
considered as before the Legislature, * * * and I have great hope that some patriotic
spirit will, at a favorable moment, call it up,
and make it the key stone of the arch of our
To John Adams. Washington ed. vi, 226. Ford ed., ix, 428.
(M. 1813)