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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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1488. CONFEDERATION, The States' Committee.—[continued].

As the Confederation
had made no provision for a visible head of
the government during the vacations of Congress,
and such a one was necessary to superintend
the executive business, to receive and
communicate with foreign ministers and nations,
and to assemble Congress on sudden
and extraordinary emergencies, I proposed
early in April [April 14, 1784] the appointment
of a committee, to be called the Committee
of the States, to consist of a member from
each State, who should remain in session
during the recess of Congress: that the functions
of Congress should be divided into executive
and legislative, the latter to be reserved,
and the former by a general resolution
to be delegated to that Committee. This
proposition was afterwards agreed to.—
Autobiography. Washington ed. i, 54. Ford ed., i, 75.