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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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The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial

Robert Neelly Bellah - Religion - 1992 - 198 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...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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History of the Idea of Progress

Robert A. Nisbet - Progress - 1980 - 370 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...barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption. It is interesting to discover that François Jean Chastellux, author of Travels in North America, 1780,...
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South Africa's Crisis of Constitutional Democracy: Can the U.S. Constitution ...

Robert A. Licht, Bertus De Villiers - Business & Economics - 1994 - 261 pages
...Virginia that "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."16 Publius favors the growth of commerce and manufacturing. This preference is visible in many...
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Devising Liberty: Preserving and Creating Freedom in the New American Republic

David Thomas Konig - History - 2001 - 383 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...measure its degree of corruption. While we have land to labor then, let us never wish to see our citizens occupied at a workbench or twirling a distaff. Carpenters,...
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The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800

Stanley Elkins, Eric McKitrick - History - 1995 - 925 pages
..."generally speaking, the proportion which the aggregate of the other classes of citi2ens bears in any State to that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its...barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption." The point is an arresting one, and needs pursuing. Had Jefferson the ordering of things, he would have...
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The Constitution Besieged: The Rise and Demise of Lochner Era Police Powers ...

Howard Gillman - Law - 1993 - 317 pages
...[G]enerally 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. 15 In promoting access to land, Jefferson believed that he would be promoting the interests of farmers...
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Tendencies and Tensions of the Information Age: The Production and ...

Jorge Reina Schement, Terry Curtis - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1995 - 285 pages
.... . Generally speaking, the proportion which the aggregate of the other classes bears in any State to that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its...barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption." To Madison, 1787, "When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become...
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Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding

Lance Banning - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 241 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 unsound to its healthy parts, and is a good-enough barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption. While we have land to labour then,...
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The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas ..., Volume 1

Thomas Jefferson - Presidents - 1995
...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 unsound to its healthy parts, and is a goodenough barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption. While we have land to labour then,...
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The Oxford Book of the American South: Testimony, Memory, and Fiction

Edward L. Ayers, Bradley C. Mittendorf - History - 1998 - 597 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...measure its degree of corruption. While we have land to labor then, let us never wish to see our citizens occupied at a workbench, or twirling a distaff. Carpenters,...
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