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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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2903. FAUQUIER (Francis), Ability.—

The ablest man who had ever filled that office
[Governor of Virginia]. [187]
Autobiography. Washington ed. i, 3. Ford ed., i, 4.


Jefferson, while a student at William and Mary
College, was introduced to Governor Fauquier.
“With him, and at his table,” says Jefferson ( Autobiography,
i, 3), “Dr. Small and Mr. Wythe, his
amici omnium, horarum, and myself, formed a
partie quarree, and to the habitual conversations on
these occasions I owed much instruction.”—Editor.