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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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3090. FORTIFICATIONS, Adequate.—[continued].
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3090. FORTIFICATIONS, Adequate.—[continued].

I think it would make an
honorable close of your term as well as mine,
to leave our country in a state of substantial
defence, which we found quite unprepared
for it. Indeed, it would for me be a joyful
annunciation to the next meeting of Congress,
that the operations of defence are all complete.—
To Henry Dearborn. Washington ed. v, 295. Ford ed., ix, 171.
(M. May. 1808)