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" ... the proportion which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears in any State to that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its unsound to its healthy parts, and is a good enough barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption. "
America, Its Realities and Resources: Comprising Important Details Connected ... - Page 361
by Francis Wyse - 1846 - 494 pages
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Notes on the State of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson - Indians of North America - 1801 - 364 pages
...clafles of citizens bears in any ftate to that of its huibandmen, is the proportion of its unfound to its healthy parts, and is a good enough barometer whereby to meafure its degree of corruption. While we have land to labor then, let us never wiih to fee our citizens...
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A Tour in America in 1798, 1799, and 1800: Exhibiting Sketches of ..., Volume 2

Richard Parkinson - Agriculture - 1805
...state to that of its husbandmen, is in the proportion its unsound bears to its healthy parts, and is good enough barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption. While we have land to labour, then, let us never wish to see our citizens occupied at the work-bench, or twirling a distaff. Car732...
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A Geographical, Historical, Commercial, and Agricultural View of the United ...

Daniel Blowe - Canada - 1820 - 751 pages
...designs of ambition. This, the natural progress and consequence of the arts, has sometimes, perhaps, been retarded by accidental circumstances; but, generally...of corruption. " While we have land to labour on, then let us never wish to see our citizens occupied at a work-bench, or twirling a distaff. Carpenters,...
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A Complete History of the United States of America: Embracing the Whole ...

Frederick Butler - United States - 1821
...generally speaking, the proportion which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears in any state to that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its...measure its degree of corruption. While we. have land to labor, then let us never wish to see our citizens occupied at a work-bench, or twirling a distaff....
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Notes on the State of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson - Tobacco - 1832 - 280 pages
...generally speaking, the proportion which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears in any state to that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its...degree of corruption. While we have land to labour then, let us never wish to see our citizens occupied at a work-bench, or twirling a distaff. Carpenters,...
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Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ...

B. L. Rayner - Presidents - 1832 - 556 pages
...speaking, the proportion, which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears, in any State, to that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its...barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption." Impressed with these strong, unsophisticated views, he bewailed, with an incessant desire of redressment,...
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Familiar Letters on Public Characters, and Public Events, from the Peace of ...

William Sullivan - Etats-Unis - 1834 - 345 pages
...iv. p. 262.) " The proportion, which the aggregate of other classes of citizens bears, in any state, to that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its...barometer, whereby to measure its degree of corruption." " The mobs of great cities add just so much to the support of pure government, as sores do to the strength...
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Observations on the Financial Position and Credit of Such of the States of ...

Alexander Trotter - Debts [Public] - 1839 - 455 pages
...generally speaking, the proportion which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears in any state to that of its husbandmen is the proportion of its...degree of corruption. While we have land to labour, then, let us never wish to see our citizens occupied at a work-bench or twirling a distaff." — Notes...
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The Boy's Reading-book: In Prose and Poetry, for Schools

Lydia Howard Sigourney - Readers - 1839 - 307 pages
...of customers. For the proportion which the aggregate of other classes of citizens bears in any state to that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its unsound to its healthy parts." These are strong words. But we will always respect farmers. We consider their occupation, not only...
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The Public Men of the Revolution: Including Events from the Peace of 1783 to ...

William Sullivan - Federal party - 1847 - 463 pages
...aggregate of other classes of citizens beary, in any state, to that of its husbandmen, is the projwrtion of its unsound to its healthy parts ; and is a good...barometer, whereby to measure its degree of corruption.'' "The mobs of great cities add just so much to the support of pure government, as sores do to the strength...
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