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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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7398. REPUBLICANS, Washington's administration and.—
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7398. REPUBLICANS, Washington's administration and.—

The object of the opposition
which was made to the course of
administration was to preserve the Legislature
pure and independent of the Executive,
to restrain the administration to republican
forms and principles, and not permit the Constitution
to be construed into a monarchy,
and to be warped in practice into all the principles
and pollutions of their favorite English
model. Nor was this an opposition to
General Washington. He was true to the
republican charge confided to him; and has
solemnly and repeatedly protested to me, in
our private conversations, that he would lose
the last drop of his blood in support of it,
and he did this the oftener, and with the
more earnestness, because he knew my suspicions
of [Alexander] Hamilton's designs
against it; and wished to quiet them.—
The Anas. Washington ed. ix, 95. Ford ed., i, 165.
See Federalists, Monarchy and Washington.