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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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5778. NAVY, Militia and.—

For the purpose
of manning the gunboats in sudden attacks
on our harbors, it is a matter for consideration,
whether the seamen of the United
States may not justly be formed into a
special militia, to be called on for tours of
duty in defence of the harbors where they
shall happen to be; the ordinary militia
furnishing that portion which may consist of
Seventh Annual Message. Washington ed. viii, 86. Ford ed., ix, 161.
(Oct. 1807)
See Militia.