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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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9059. WEATHER, Moon and.—
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9059. WEATHER, Moon and.—

I do not
know that the coincidence has ever been remarked
between the new moon and the greater
degrees of cold, or the full moon and the lesser
degrees; or that the reflected beams of the moon
attemper the weather at all. On the contrary,
I think I have understood that the most powerful
concave mirror presented to the moon, and
throwing its focus on the bulb of a thermometer,
does not in the least affect it.—
To Dr. Hugh Williamson. Washington ed. iv, 346. Ford ed., vii, 479.
(W. 1801)