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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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6558. PEOPLE, Authority of.—

I consider
the people who constitute a society or nation as the source of all authority in that
nation; as free to transact their common con


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cerns by any agents they think proper; to
change these agents individually, or the organization
of them in form or function whenever
they please; that all the acts done by
these agents under the authority of the nation,
are the acts of the nation, are obligatory on
them, and enure to their use, and can in no
wise be annulled or affected by any change in
the form of the government, or of the persons
administering it.—
Opinion on French Treaties. Washington ed. vii, 612. Ford ed., vi, 220.
(April. 1793)