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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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1595. CONGRESS, Term of Members.—

To prevent every danger which might arise to
American freedom by continuing too long
in office the members of the Continental Congress,
to preserve to that body the confidence
of their friends, and to disarm the malignant
imputation of their enemies: It is earnestly
recommended to the several Provinces, Assemblies
or Conventions of the United Colonies,
that in their future elections of delegates
to the Continental Congress, one half,
at least, of the persons chosen be such as were
not of the delegation next preceding, and the
residue be of such as shall not have served in
that office longer than two years. [97]
Ford ed., ii, 61.


This resolution * * * was probably offered in
July, 1776, when Congress was establishing rules for
its own guidance, and rejected.—Note in Ford ed.