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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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1598. CONGRESS, Verbosity in.—[continued].

I observe that the House
of Representatives are sensible of the ill effects
of the long speeches in their house on
their proceedings. But they have a worse
effect in the disgust they excite among the
people, and the disposition they are producing
to transfer their confidence from the Legislature
to the Executive branch, which would
soon sap our Constitution. These speeches,
therefore, are less and less read, and if continued
will soon cease to be read at all.—
To John Wayles Eppes. Washington ed. v, 490. Ford ed., ix, 267.
(M. 1810)

See Debate.