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" The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined than at any former period. "
The Political Magazine and Parliamentary, Naval, Military, and Literary Journal - Page 126
1783
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The Quotable George Washington: The Wisdom of an American Patriot

George Washington - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 110 pages
...distress which human nature is capable of undergoing. To Nathanael Greene, Newburgh, February 6, 1783 The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined...
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Storm Over the Constitution

Harry V. Jaffa - Political Science - 1999 - 167 pages
...the community to be governed by it. Hence George Washington, in one of his magisterial deliverances: The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...darkness. In a memorable passage in his "Circular to the States" of 1783, George Washington proclaimed that "The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined...
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Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of ...

Thomas G. West - History - 1997 - 219 pages
...heritage and its importance for the success of America's experiment in selfgovernment when he wrote, The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined...
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George Washington Reconsidered

Don Higginbotham - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 336 pages
...obligations and opportunities implicit in his national vision, again in some of his most poetic language: "The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Suspicion, but at an Epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Faithful Revolutionary

Scott McDermott - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 352 pages
...Washington promoted was hardly an orthodox Christian view. In his message to state governors, he wrote that "the foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition." Washington praised "the growing liberality of sentiment, and, above all, the pure and...
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Bootmaker to the Nation: The Story of the American Revolution

John Slade - Fiction - 2002 - 721 pages
...favored with. " Our fortunate nation was born, the General told us, at a time unique in human history. "The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - Political Science - 2003 - 834 pages
...freedom in an era of history providing "a fairer opportunity for political happiness" than any other: b 5# o e 0 F d !MBzV z ; l' d V~VE[& I -E(v J-$ $ ţIl`< Superstition, but at an Epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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World of Risk: A New Approach to Global Strategy and Leadership

Mark Haynes Daniell - Political Science - 2004 - 313 pages
...Circular Letter of 1783 captured well the visionary foundations of the structures of the new nation: "The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epoch when the rights of man were better understood and more clearly defined...
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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive ..., Volume 1

John R. Vile - History - 2005 - 1009 pages
...the American people but throughout the world. The generally cautious George Washington thus observed: The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition; but at an epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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