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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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6471. PATRONAGE, Necessity for.—
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6471. PATRONAGE, Necessity for.—

The safety of the government absolutely required
that its direction in its higher departments
should be taken into friendly hands.
Its safety did not even admit that the whole
of its immense patronage should be left at
the command of its enemies to be exercised
secretly or openly to reestablish the tyrannical
and dilapidating system of the preceding administration,
and their deleterious principles
of government.—
To Elbridge Gerry. Ford ed., viii, 169.
(W. 1802)