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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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8022. SOVEREIGNTY, Infringement.—
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8022. SOVEREIGNTY, Infringement.—

The granting military commissions within
the United States by any other authority than
their own, is an infringement on their sovereignty,


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and particularly so when granted to their own citizens to lead them to acts contrary
to the duties they owe their own country.—
To Edmond Charles Genet. Washington ed. iii, 572. Ford ed., vi, 283.
(Pa., June. 1793)