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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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1646. CONSTITUTION (The Federal) Action by the States. mdash; [further continued].
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1646. CONSTITUTION (The Federal) Action by the States. mdash; [further continued].

I have seen with infinite
pleasure our new Constitution accepted by
eleven States, not rejected by the twelfth;
and that the thirteenth happens to be a State
of the least importance. It is true, that the
minorities in most of the accepting States
have been very respectable; so much so as to
render it prudent, were it not otherwise
reasonable, to make some sacrifice to them.
I am in hopes that the annexation of a bill
of rights to the Constitution will alone draw
over so great a proportion of the minorities,
as to leave little danger in the opposition of
the residue; and that this annexation may be
made by Congress and the Assemblies, without
calling a convention which might endanger
the most valuable parts of the
To General Washington. Washington ed. ii, 533. Ford ed., v, 56.
(P. Dec. 1788)