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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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7211. RELATIONS, Appointment to office.—[further continued].
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7211. RELATIONS, Appointment to office.—[further continued].

I have never enquired
what number of sons, relations and friends of
Senators, Representatives, printers, or other useful
partisans Colonel Hamilton has provided for


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among the hundred clerks of his department,
the thousand excisemen, custom house officers,
loan officers, &c., &c., appointed by him, or
at his nod, and spread over the Union; nor
could I ever have imagined that the man who
has the shuffling of millions backwards and forwards
from paper into money and money into
paper, from Europe to America, and America to
Europe, the dealing out of Treasury-secrets
among his friends in what time and measure he
pleases, and who never slips an occasion of making
friends with his means, that such an one, I
say, would have brought forward a charge
against me for having appointed the poet,
Freneau, translating clerk to my office, with a
salary of 250 dollars a year.—
To President Washington. Washington ed. iii, 464. Ford ed., vi, 105.
(M. 1792)