“I hope they will adopt the subdivision of our counties into wards. The former may be estimated at an average of twenty-four miles square; the latter should be about six miles square each, and would answer to the hundreds of your Saxon Alfred.” (Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Major John Cartwright. “Saxon Alfred” referes to the Anglo Saxon King Alfred (870 A.D) whose government was derived from the government of ancient Israel. English common law originated from the Anglo Saxons, from which Americans derived their laws. Letters, 1402. 1824.)

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