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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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6049. OFFICE, Claims to.—
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6049. OFFICE, Claims to.—

In appointments
to public offices of mere profit, I have
ever considered faithful service in either our
first or second [366] revolution as giving preference
of claim, and that appointments on that
principle would gratify the public, and
strengthen confidence so necessary to enable
the Executive to direct the whole public
force to the best advantage of the nation.—
To John Page. Washington ed. v, 135. Ford ed., ix, 117.
(W. July. 1807)


The political revolution of 1800.—Editor.