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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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3475. GOVERNMENT, Arbitrary.—

has combined, with others, * * * for abolishing
the free system of English laws in a neighboring Province, establishing therein
an arbitrary government, and enlarging its

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Thomas Jefferson
Age about 55 years

Bronze statue by David d'Augers (Pierre Jean David).

This statue was presented to the government of the United States in 1834 by Lieut. Uriah
P. Levy (late commodore) of the United States Navy. It stands in the rotunda of the United
States Capitol.

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boundaries, so as to render it at once an
example and fit instrument for introducing
the same absolute rule into these States. [222]
Declaration of Independence as Drawn by Jefferson.


Congress inserted “Colonies” instead of “States”.—Editor.