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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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4121. JEFFERSON (Thomas), Offices refused.—[further continued].
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4121. JEFFERSON (Thomas), Offices refused.—[further continued].

You wish to see me
again in the Legislature, but this is impossible;
my mind is now so dissolved in tranquillity,
that it can never again encounter a
contentious assembly. The habits of thinking
and speaking off-hand, after a disuse of
five and twenty years, have given place to
the slower process of the pen.—
To John Tyler. Washington ed. v, 525. Ford ed., ix, 277.
(M. 1810)