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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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528. ARMY, Seniority in.—[further continued] .

The unfortunate obstinacy
of the Senate in preferring the greatest blockhead
to the greatest military genius, if one
day longer in commission, renders it doubly
important to sift well the candidates for command
in new corps, and to marshal them at
first, towards the head, in proportion to their
To General Armstrong. Ford ed., ix, 380.
(M. Feb. 1813)