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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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2791. EXECUTIVE, Appointment of.—

The Executive powers shall be exercised in
manner following: One person, to be called
the [Administrator], shall be annually appointed
by the House of Representatives on
the second day of their first session, who,
after having acted [one] year, shall be incapable
of being again appointed to that office
until he shall have been out of the same
[three] years. [179]
Proposed Va. Constitution. Ford ed., ii, 17.
(June. 1776)


The brackets are in the text of the instrument as
drawn by Jefferson. The quotation, with those that
immediately follow it, marks the development of
Jefferson's ideas on the subject of State executive