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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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6779. POST OFFICE, Appointments.—[continued].
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6779. POST OFFICE, Appointments.—[continued].

The true remedy for
putting those [Post office] appointments into a
wholesome state would be a law vesting them
in the President, but without the intervention
of the Senate. That intervention would make
the matter worse. Every Senator would expect
to dispose of all the post offices in his vicinage,
or perhaps in his State. At present the President
has some control over those appointments
by his authority over the postmaster himself.—
To President Madison. Ford ed., ix, 460.
(M. 1814)