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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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6059. OFFICE, Good behavior.—[continued].
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6059. OFFICE, Good behavior.—[continued].

There are no offices in
my gift [as Secretary of State] but of mere
scribes in the office room at $800 and $500
a year. These I found all filled, and of long
possession in the hands of those who held
them, and I thought it would not be just to
remove persons in possession, who had behaved
well, to make places for others.—
To Colonel Henry Lee. Ford ed., v, 163.
(N.Y., 17901790)gt;