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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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2495. ELECTIONS (Presidential, 1800), Usurpation and.—
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2495. ELECTIONS (Presidential, 1800), Usurpation and.—

In the event of an usurpation,
I was decidedly with those who were
determined not to permit it. Because that
precedent once set, would be artificially reproduced,
and end soon in a dictator. Virginia
was bristling up, I believe. I shall know the
particulars from Governor Monroe, whom I expect
to meet in a short visit I must make home.—
To Thomas McKean. Washington ed. iv, 369. Ford ed., viii, 12.
(W. March. 1801)