The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States: With Parts of His Correspondence Never Before Published, and Notices of His Opinions on Questions of Civil Government, National Policy, and Constitutional Law, Том 2
Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837
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Страница 88 - civil over the military authority: economy in the public expense, that labour may be lightly burthened: the honest payment of our debts, and sacred preservation of the public faith: encouragement of agriculture, and of commerce, as its handmaid: the diffusion of information, and arraignment of all abuses at the bar of public reason: freedom of religion, freedom of
Страница 87 - and confidence from our fellow citizens, resulting not from birth, but from our actions, and their sense of them; enlightened by a benign religion, professed indeed and practised in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man; acknowledging and adoring an over-ruling providence, which by all its
Страница 86 - by some and less by others, and should divide opinions as to measures of safety; but every difference of opinion, is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names, brethren of the same principle. We are all republicans —all federalists.* If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this union, or to change its republican form, let them
Страница 422 - people; are, and of right ought to be, a sovereign and selfgoverning association, under the control of no power, other than that of our God, and the general government of Congress: to the maintenance of which independence, we solemnly pledge to each other, our mutual co-operation, our lives, our fortunes, and our most sacred honour.
Страница 34 - stated that as fresh instructions had been sent to this gentleman, the negotiation might now be considered to be at an end; and concluded with this declaration, "I will never send another minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honoured, as the representative of a great, free, powerful, and independent nation,
Страница 349 - The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature, for the instruction, the trusts, and government of society. May we not even say that that form of government is the best, which provides the most effectually for a pure
Страница 354 - was incapable of fear, meeting personal dangers with the calmest unconcern. Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration, was maturely weighed, refraining if he saw a doubt, but when once decided, going through with
Страница 395 - belonged to it, and laboured with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present, but without the experience of the present; and forty years of experience in government is worth a century of book reading; this they would say of
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