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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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9213. YOUNG MEN, Education.—[continued].

A part of my occupation,
and by no means the least pleasing, is the
direction of the studies of such young men as
ask it. They place themselves in the neighboring
village and have the use of my library


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and counsel, and make a part of my society.
In advising the course of their reading, I endeavor
to keep their attention fixed on the
main objects of all science, the freedom and
happiness of man. So that coming to bear a
share in the councils and government of their
country, they will keep ever in view the sole
objects of all legitimate government.—
To General Kosciusko. Washington ed. v, 509.
(M. 1810)