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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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Commodity & Propriety: Competing Visions of Property in American Legal ...

Gregory S. Alexander - Law - 2008 - 496 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....
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Downsizing the U.S.A.

Thomas H. Naylor, William H. Willimon - Social Science - 1997 - 289 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. Thomas Jefferson Notes on Virginia people employed in farm occupations has dropped to 2.9 million from...
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Reason and Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Liberty

Gary L. McDowell, Sharon L. Noble - Law - 1997 - 325 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.5 From this, one might well conclude...
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Property Rights in the Colonial Era and Early Republic

James W. Ely - Business & Economics - 1997 - 424 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. White we have land to lahour then,...
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The Fateful Discourse of Worldly Things

David Halliburton - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 428 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" (J 291). Turning the rhetorical...
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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

WARNER - History - 1997 - 1118 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 English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

Myra Jehlen, Michael Warner - History - 1997 - 1118 pages
...that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its unsound to its healthy parts, and is a good-enough o destroy his plantation quite and cleane. But because they presumed with their ima then, let us never wish to see our citizens occupied at a work-bench, or twirling a distaff. Carpenters,...
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The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal ...

Lance Banning - History - 1998 - 543 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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Cutting Into the Meatpacking Line: Workers and Change in the Rural Midwest

Deborah Fink - Business & Economics - 1998 - 235 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." 2 Jefferson believed that whereas independent craftsmen retained the virtues of the self-employed,...
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Land Reform and Working-class Experience in Britain and the United States ...

Jamie L. Bronstein - Business & Economics - 1999 - 372 pages
..."Generally speaking, 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, and is a good-enough barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption." When the Jeffersonian legacy was...
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