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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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Schools of Democracy: A Political History of the American Labor Movement

Clayton Sinyai - History - 2006 - 292 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 labor then,...
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The Essential Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Jean M. Yarbrough - Presidents - 1963 - 328 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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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Origins through ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - History - 2007 - 1193 pages
...generally speaking, the proportion which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears in any state es in that part of the said territory which lies north of an east and west line drawn thro good-enough barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption. While we have land to labour then,...
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Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia

David Tucker - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 159 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. Jefferson concludes, therefore,...
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