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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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521. ARMY, Reduction of.—[further continued] .

We are now actually engaged
in reducing our military establishment
one-third, and discharging one-third of our
officers. We keep in service no more than
men enough to garrison the small posts dispersed
at great distances on our frontiers,
which garrisons will generally consist of a
captain's company only, and in no cases of
more than two or three, in not one, of a sufficient
number to require a field officer. [32]
To General Kosciusko. Washington ed. iv, 430.
(W. April. 1802)


Kosciusko had written to Jefferson, recommending
Polish officers for employment.—Editor.