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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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Thomas Jefferson

John Torrey Morse - 1883 - 353 pages
...the proportion which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears in any state to that of the husbandmen is the proportion of its unsound to its...and is a good enough barometer whereby to measure thej degree of its corruption." From these premises he draws the conclusion that it is an er-^ ror...
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History of the United States of America During the First ..., Volume 1

Henry Adams - United States - 1889
...Virginia, " 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. . . . Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God if ever he had a chosen people, whose...
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History of the United States of America, Volume 1

Henry Adams - United States - 1889
...Virginia, " 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. . . . Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God if ever he had a chosen people, whose...
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A Library of American Literature: Literature of the republic, pt. 4, 1861 ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - American literature - 1890
...Virginia, " 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. . . . Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God if ever he had a chosen people, whose...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: 1781-1784

Thomas Jefferson - Presidents - 1894
...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 workbench, or twirling a distaff. Carpenters,...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 42

Science - 1893
...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...barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption." Popular feeling almost everywhere seems to view with something of Jefferson's apprehension that change...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

Thomas Jefferson - 1894
...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 workbench, or twirling a distaff. Carpenters,...
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A Constitutional History of the American People, 1776-1850, Volume 1

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1898
...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 on which to labor, then let us never wish to see our citizens occupied at the workshop or twirling...
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The Life and Writings of ...

Thomas Jefferson - 1900 - 476 pages
...which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears in any State to that of its husbandman, is the proportion of its unsound to its healthy parts,...barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption. (From Notes on Virginia, 1782. F. III., 269.) AGRICULTURE. — I think our government will remain virtuous...
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The Life and Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Including All of His Important ...

Samuel Eagle Forman - JEFFERSON, THOMAS, 1743-1826 - 1900 - 474 pages
...which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears in any State to that of its husbandman, is the proportion of its unsound to its healthy parts,...barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption. (From Notes on Virginia, 1782. F. III., 269.) AGRICULTURE. — I think our government will remain virtuous...
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