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" In all the changes to which you may be invited, remember that time and habit are at least as necessary to fix the true character of governments as of other human institutions ; that experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency... "
Journal of the Constitutional Convention, of the State of Illinois: Convened ... - Page 449
by Illinois. Constitutional Convention - 1870 - 1022 pages
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Porcupine's Works: Containing Various Writings and Selections ..., Volume 4

William Cobbett - United States - 1801
...institutions— that experience is the surest standard, by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution of a country — -that facility in changes...opinion exposes to perpetual change from the endless hypotheses and opinions ; and remember, especially, that for the efficient management of your common...
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The Washingtoniana: Containing a Sketch of the Life and Death of the Late ...

1802 - 411 pages
...institutions— that experience is the surest standard, by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution of a country* — .that facility in changes...especially that for the efficient management of your common interests, in a country so extensive as ours, a government of as much vigor as is consist* cnt with...
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Addresses of the Successive Presidents to Both Houses of Congress, at the ...

United States. President - Presidents - 1805 - 228 pages
...institutions — that experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution of a country — that facility in changes...especially that for the efficient management of your common interests, in a country so extensive as ours, a government of as much vigour as is consistent with...
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The History of North and South America, from Its Discovery to ..., Volumes 1-2

Richard Snowden - America - 1805 - 362 pages
...institutions; that experience is the surest standard, by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution of a country; that facility in changes upon the credit of mere hypothesis and opinion, and remember, especially, that for the efficient management of your common interest, in a country so...
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An Essay on the Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the ...

Aaron Bancroft - 1807 - 2 pages
...institutions ; that experience is J:he surest standard, by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution of a country ; that facility in changes,...especially, that for the efficient management of your common interests, in a country so extensive as ours, a government of as much vigour, as is Consistent with...
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The life of George Washington: commander in chief of the armies of the ...

David Ramsay - Presidents - 1807 - 464 pages
...institutions ;' that experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tenclency of the existing constitution of a country; that facility in changes,...endless variety of hypothesis and opinion; and remember espe* cially, that for the efficient management of your common interests in a country so extensive...
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The Life of George Washington,: Commander in Chief of the American ..., Volume 5

John Marshall - 1807
...real tendency of the existing constitution •of a country :....that facility in changes, upon tie credit of mere hypothesis and opinion, exposes to...especially, that for the efficient management of your common interests, in a country so extensive as ours, agov. ernment of as much vigour as is consistent with...
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Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Army Through ...

Aaron Bancroft - 1808 - 560 pages
...iu changes, upon the credit of mere hypothesis and opinion, exposes' to perpetual change, from UK; endless variety of hypothesis and opinion: and remember,...especially, that for the efficient management of your common interests, in a country so extensive as ours, a government of as much vigour, as is consistent with...
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The Life of George Washington: First President, and Commander in Chief of ...

John Corry - 1809 - 239 pages
...experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitutions of a country — that facility in changes upon the...especially, that for the efficient management of your common interests, in a country so extensive as ours, a government of as much vigour as is consistent with...
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Letters, Addressed to the People of Pennsylvania Respecting the Internal ...

William John Duane - Canals - 1811 - 125 pages
...empire; and even Washington, but from other motives, from his solicitude for your safety, says, that "in a country so extensive as ours, a government of...consistent with the perfect security of liberty, is indispensible." If there are grounds for those invidious predictions on one side, and for these honest...
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