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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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3099. FORTIFICATIONS, System of.—[continued].

The surplus may partly,
indeed, be applied towards completing the defence
of the exposed points of our country,
on such a scale as shall be adapted to our
principles and circumstances. This object is
doubtless among the first entitled to attention,
in such a state of our finances, and it is one
which, whether we have peace or war, will
provide security where it is due.—
Seventh Annual Message. Washington ed. viii, 88. Ford ed., ix, 165.