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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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4506. LAW, Instability.—

The instability
of our laws is really an immense evil. I
think it would be well to provide in our constitutions
that there shall always be a twelve-month
between the engrossing a bill and passing
it; that it should then be offered to its
passage without changing a word; and that
if circumstances should be thought to require
a speedier passage, it should take two-thirds
of both Houses, instead of a bare majority.—
To James Madison. Washington ed. ii, 333. Ford ed., iv, 480.
(P. 1787)