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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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1077. CALUMNY, Political.—[further continued] .

If, brooding over past
calamities, the adherents of federalism can,
by abusing me, be diverted from disturbing
the course of government, they will make me
useful longer than I had expected to be so.
Having served them faithfully for a term of
twelve or fourteen years, in the terrific station
of Rawhead and Bloodybones, it was supposed
that, retired from power, I should have
been functus officio, of course, for them also.
If, nevertheless, they wish my continuance in
that awful office, I yield, and the rather as it


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may be exercised at home, without interfering
with the tranquil enjoyment of my farm, my
family, my friends and books. In truth, having
never felt a pain from their abuse. I bear
them no malice.—
To W. D. G. Worthington. Washington ed. v, 504.
(M. 1810)