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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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4929. MAILS, Expediting.—
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4929. MAILS, Expediting.—

The President
has desired me to confer with you on
the proposition I made the other day, of endeavoring
to move the posts at the rate of one
hundred miles a day. It is believed to be
practicable here, because it is practiced in
every other country. * * * I am anxious
that the thing should be begun by way of experiment,
for a short distance, because I
believe it will so increase the income of the
post-office as to show we may go through
with it.—
To Colonel Pickering. Washington ed. iii, 344.
(Pa., 1792)