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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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626. AUTHORITY, Civil and Military united.—
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626. AUTHORITY, Civil and Military united.—

From a belief that, under the pressure
of the [British] invasion under which
we [Virginia] were then [1781] laboring, the
public would have more confidence in a military
chief, and that the military commander,
being invested with the civil power also,
both might be wielded with more energy,
promptitude and effect for the defence of the
State, I resigned the administration [the
Governorship] at the end of my second year,
[1781] and General Nelson was appointed to
succeed me.—
Autobiography. Washington ed. i, 50. Ford ed., i, 70.