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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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2489. ELECTIONS (Presidential, 1800), A President pro te.—[further continued].
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2489. ELECTIONS (Presidential, 1800), A President pro te.—[further continued].

We do not see what is
to be the issue of the present difficulty. The
federalists, among whom those of the republican
section are not the strongest, propose to


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prevent an election in Congress, and to transfer
the government by an act to the C. J.
(Jay) or Secretary of State, or to let it devolve
on the President pro tem. of the Senate, till
next December, which gives them another
year's predominance, and the chances of future
To Tench Coxe. Washington ed. iv, 345. Ford ed., vii, 475.
(W. Dec. 1800)