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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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6473. PATRONAGE, For personal ends.—

A person who wishes to make [the bestowal
of office] an engine of self-elevation, May do wonders with it; but to one who wishes to


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use it conscientiously for the public good,
without regard to the ties of blood or friendship,
it creates enmities without number,
many open, but more secret, and saps the
happiness and peace of his life.—
To James Sullivan. Washington ed. v, 252.
(W. 1808)