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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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556. ARMY, A volunteer.—[continued].

General Dearborn has
sent me a plan of a war establishment
for 15,000 regulars for garrisons, and instead
of 15,000 others, as a disposable
force, to substitute 32,000 twelve-month
volunteers, to be exercised and paid three
months in the year, and consequently costing
no more than 8,000 permanent, giving
us the benefit of 32,000 for any expedition,
who would be themselves nearly equal to
regulars, but could on occasion be put into
the garrisons, and the regulars employed in
the expedition prima facie. I like it well.—
To James Madison. Washington ed. v,
154. Ford ed., ix, 123.
(M. Aug. 1807)

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