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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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8161. STATES, Federal government and.—[further continued].
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8161. STATES, Federal government and.—[further continued].

If the Federal and State
governments should claim each the same subject
of power, where is the common umpire
to decide ultimately between them? In cases
of little importance or urgency, the prudence
of both parties will keep them aloof from the
questionable ground; but if it can neither
be avoided nor compromised, a convention of
the States must be called, to ascribe the


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doubtful power to that department which they
may think best.—
To John Cartwright. Washington ed. vii, 358.
(M. 1824)

See Federal Government.