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" I shall correct the procedure ; but that done, return with joy to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? I tender you the homage of my high respect. "
New Outlook - Page 474
1901
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A History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the ...

Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1833 - 540 pages
...done, return with joy to that state of things, when the only question concerning a candidate shall be, Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the constitution ?" Sec. 3. Congress met on the 8th of December. In his speech at the opening of the session, the president...
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Familiar Letters on Public Characters, and Public Events, from the Peace of ...

William Sullivan - 1834 - 345 pages
...own perilous efforts helped to establish. He did not, like some of his successors, profess to ask, Is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the constitution. He appointed men that were so. He displaced no man for the expression of his opinions, even in the...
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The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States: With an ...

United States. Congress, Joseph Gales - 1853
...memlier of this body. Unfortunately, the time has never yet arrived, when the only inquiry was to be, '' is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution." Sir. an Administration thus conducting is not entitled to support ; and an Administration thus managing...
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading Debates and ...

United States. Congress - 1836
...when appointments were not made from " political considerations," but the question was asked — " Is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the constitution?" [Here Mr. BEACMOST, of Pennsylvania, was heard to say, " that is what constitutes a democrat."] Yes,...
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Niles' Weekly Register, Volumes 1-75

1811
...speak generally. — Instead of enquiring whether a man is a republican or a feiJeraTist, let us ask, "is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the constitution r** The plot to dismember the wnioa Occupies the present HEGISTF.B. The importance* ot the documents...
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Society in America, Volume 1

Harriet Martineau - 1837 - 365 pages
...done, return with joy to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the constitution ?"* As to his disrespect to Washington and Adams, it should be remembered what the party heats of the...
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The New-York review [ed. by F.L. Hawks]. Wanting no.6,8, Volume 2

Francis Lister Hawks - 1838
...appointments to offices within the president's gift. Doubtless the only inquiries, concerning each, were, " is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution ?" It is refreshing to turn away from the traitorous conspiracies of the wicked federalists, and dwell...
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Documents

Massachusetts. General Court. Senate - 1839
...very kneading troughs of the appointing power. The test question respecting an applicant, once was, " is he honest ; is he capable ? — is he faithful to the Constitution ? '' Of late years a new and fearful rule has been adopted ; a rule at war with the fundamental principles...
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Sketches of the Civil and Military Services of William Henry Harrison

Charles Stewart Todd, Benjamin Drake - 1840 - 165 pages
...acted on the principle, afterwards beautifully' announced by Jefferson, in his inaugural address, — " is he honest? is he capable ? is he faithful to the constitution ?" But this charge of federalism, has been forever put to rest, by the very highest authority. The...
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The Christian Citizen: The Obligations of the Christian Citizen; with a ...

Ansel Doane Eddy - 1843 - 164 pages
...unobstructed. With this secured, his only inquiry as to qualifications for all subordinate office, should be, " Is he honest ; is he capable ; is he faithful to the constitution ?" But how easily may this inquiry be forgotten, and new qualifications required, at the expense of...
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