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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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2504. ELECTIONS (Presidential, 1824), Constitutional Construction and.—[continued].
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2504. ELECTIONS (Presidential, 1824), Constitutional Construction and.—[continued].

On the question of the
next Presidential election, I am a mere lookeron.
I never permit myself to express an opinion,
or to feel a wish on the subject. I indulge
a single hope only, that the choice may fall on
one who will be a friend of peace, of economy,
of the republican principles of our Constitution,
and of the salutary distribution of powers made
by that between the general and the local governments.—
To Samuel Smith. Washington ed. vii, 286. Ford ed., x, 253.
(M. 1823)