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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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508. ARMY, Inefficiency in.—

I thank you for the military manuals. * * * This is
the sort of book most needed in our country,
where even the elements of tactics are unknown.
The young have never seen service,
the old are past it, and of those among them
who are not superannuated themselves, their


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science is become so.—
To William Duane. Washington ed. vi, 75. Ford ed., ix, 365.
(M. 1812)