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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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2453. ELECTIONS (Presidential, 1796), Jefferson's Vote. mdash; [further continued].
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2453. ELECTIONS (Presidential, 1796), Jefferson's Vote. mdash; [further continued].

I value the late vote
highly; but it is only as the index of the place
I hold in the esteem of my fellow citizens. In
this point of view, the difference between sixtyeight
and seventy-one votes is little sensible,
and still less that between the real vote, which
was sixty-nine and seventy; because one real
elector in Pennsylvania was excluded from voting


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by the miscarriage of the votes, and one who was not an elector was admitted to vote.—
To C. F. Volney. Washington ed. iv, 158.
(M. 1797)