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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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2813. EXECUTIVE, Republican and monarchical.—
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2813. EXECUTIVE, Republican and monarchical.—

A monarchical head should
confide the execution of its will to departments
consisting each of a plurality of hands,
who would warp that will as much as possible
towards wisdom and moderation, the two
qualities it generally wants. But a republican
head, founding its decrees, originally, in these
two qualities, should commit them to a single
hand for execution, giving them, thereby, a
promptitude which republican proceedings
generally want.—
Answers to M. De Meunier. Washington ed. ix, 247. Ford ed., iv, 151.
(P. 1786)