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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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3315. FRUGALITY, Government and.—
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3315. FRUGALITY, Government and.—

What more is necessary to make us a happy
and prosperous people? Still one thing
more: a wise and frugal Government, which
shall restrain men from injuring one another,
which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate
their own pursuits of industry and improvement,
and shall not take from the
mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This
is the sum of good government, and this is
necessary to close the circle of our felicities.—
First Inaugural Address. Washington ed. viii, 3. Ford ed., viii, 4.