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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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7630. RITTENHOUSE (David), Astronomer.—
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7630. RITTENHOUSE (David), Astronomer.—

That this Commonwealth [of
Virginia] may not be without so great an ornament,
nor its youth such an help towards
attaining astronomical science, as the mechanical
representation, or model of the solar system,
conceived and executed by that greatest
of astronomers, David Rittenhouse, * * * the visitors [of William and Mary College] * * * shall be authorized [to purchase] one
of the models.—
William and Mary College Bill. Ford ed., ii, 235.