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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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1726. CONSTITUTIONS (American), Amending.—[further continued].
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1726. CONSTITUTIONS (American), Amending.—[further continued].

Whatever be the Constitution,
great care must be taken to provide
a mode of amendment, when experience or
change of circumstances shall have manifested
that any part of it is unadapted to the
good of the nation. In some of our States
it requires a new authority from the whole
people, acting by their representatives, chosen
for this express purpose, and assembled in
convention. This is found too difficult for
remedying the imperfections which experience
develops from time to time in an organization
of the first impression. A greater
facility of amendment is certainly requisite
to maintain it in a course of action accommodated
to the times and changes through
which we are ever passing.—
To A. Coray. Washington ed. vii, 323.
(M. 1823)