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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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3533. GOVERNMENT, Participation in.—[continued].

No Englishman will pretend
that a right to participate in government
can be derived from any other source than a
personal right, or a right of property. The
conclusion is inevitable that he, who had
neither his person nor property in America,
could rightfully assume a participation in its
Notes on M. Soulés's Work. Washington ed. ix, 299. Ford ed., iv, 306.
(P. 1786)