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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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553. ARMY, An unauthorized.—[further continued] .
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553. ARMY, An unauthorized.—[further continued] .

In order to enforce [his] arbitrary measures * * * his Majesty
has, from time to time, sent among us large
bodies of armed forces, not made up of the
people here, nor raised by authority of our
laws. Did his Majesty possess such a right
as this, it might swallow up all our other
rights whenever he should think proper. But
his Majesty has no right to land a single
armed man on our shores, and those whom he
sends here are liable to our laws made for
the suppression and punishment of riots, and
unlawful assemblies; or are hostile bodies,
invading us in defiance of the law.—
Rights of British America. Washington ed. i, 140. Ford ed., i, 445.