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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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7673. ROTATION IN OFFICE, Approval of.—
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7673. ROTATION IN OFFICE, Approval of.—

I am for responsibilities at short
periods, seeing neither reason nor safety in
making the public functionaries independent
of the nation for life, or even for a long term
of years. On this principle I prefer the Presidential
term of four years to that of seven
years which I myself had at first suggested,
annexing to it, however, ineligibility to it
forever after; and I wish it were now annexed
to the second quadrennial election of
To James Martin. Washington ed. vi, 213. Ford ed., ix, 420.
(M. 1813)

See Third Term.