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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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1802. COPYING PRESS, Jefferson's portable.—
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1802. COPYING PRESS, Jefferson's portable.—

Having a great desire to have a portable copying machine, and being satisfied
from some experiments that the principle of
the large machines might be applied in a small
one, I planned one when in England, and had
it made. It answers perfectly. I have since set
a workman to making them here, and they are
in such demand that he has his hands full.
* * * I send you one. The machine costs
96 livres, the appendages 24 livres. * * * You must expect to make many essays before
you succeed perfectly. A soft brush, like a
shaving brush, is more convenient than the
To James Madison. Washington ed. ii, 110. Ford ed., iv, 369.
(P. 1787)