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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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614. AUTHORITY, Civil and Military.—
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614. AUTHORITY, Civil and Military.—

Instead of subjecting the military to the
civil power, his Majesty has expressly made
the civil subordinate to the military. But
can his Majesty thus put down all law under
his feet? Can he erect a power superior to
that which erected himself? He has done it
indeed by force, but let him remember that
force cannot give right.—
Rights of British America. Washington ed. i, 140. Ford ed., i, 445.