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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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7797. SELF-GOVERNMENT, Training for.—

The qualifications for self-government


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in society are not innate. They are the result
of habit and long training. [449]
To Edward Everett. Washington ed. vii, 341.
(M. 1824)


Jefferson was considering the condition of affairs
in South America, and he added, “for these (habit
and training), they will require time and probably
much suffering”.—Editor.