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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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4597. LEGISLATURES, Interregnum of.—
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4597. LEGISLATURES, Interregnum of.—

He [George III.] has refused for a long
time after such dissolutions [of representative
houses] to cause others to be elected, whereby
the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation,
have returned to the people at large
for their exercise, the State remaining, in the
meantime, exposed to all the dangers of invasion
from without and convulsions within.—
Declaration of Independence as Drawn by Jefferson.