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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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6873. PRESIDENT, Direct vote for.—
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6873. PRESIDENT, Direct vote for.—

One part of the subject of one of your letters
is of a nature which forbids my interference
altogether. The amendment to the Constitution
of which you speak, would be a remedy
to a certain degree. So will a different
amendment which I know will be proposed,
to wit, to have no electors, but let the people
vote directly, and the ticket which has
a plurality of the votes of any State to be
considered as receiving thereby the vote of
the State.—
To Albert Gallatin. Ford ed., viii, 94.
(M. Sep. 1801)