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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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Proceedings and Address, of the Democratic State Convention: Held at ...

Democratic Party (N.Y.). State Convention - 1856 - 31 pages
...: What right have they to cast down the time-honored democratic test of official qualification—" Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the constitution ? " And whence did they get power to substitute that other test—" Is he a good and true member of...
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Recent Speeches and Addresses [1851-1855]

Charles Sumner - 1856 - 697 pages
...power, the Slave Oligarchy has applied a new test for office, very different from that of Jefferson; " Is he honest ? is he capable ? is he faithful to the Constitution ?" These things are all forgotten now in the controlling question, " Is he faithful to Slavery ?" With...
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History of the Republic of the United States of America: As Traced ..., Volume 7

John Church Hamilton - 1864
...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 ? ' " The act and the doctrines avowed in its defence were of a nature to command attention. It was...
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The life of Thomas Jefferson, Issue 113, Volume 2

Henry Stephens Randall - 1858
...GENERAL KNOx's LETTEK, AND REPLY. 661 •when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be — Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ?" ' As an evidence of the sincerity of the New Haven memorial, Mr. Jefferson mentioned in a previous...
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Early Indiana Trials and Sketches: Reminiscences

Oliver Hampton Smith - 1858 - 640 pages
...services, and had declined to do so, setting up the Jeffersonian qualifications as his standard. " Is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution ? " The seat on the bench became vacant by the death of Judge Trimble. Judge McLean accepted the nomination...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence

Thomas Jefferson - 1859
...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. TO LEVI LINCOLN. MONTICELLO, Augnst 28, 1801. DEAH SIR,...
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The Free Speaker: A New Collection of Pieces for Declamation, Original as ...

William Bentley Fowle - 1859 - 326 pages
...for all this. The good old Jeffersonian interrogatories have not been put to those seeking office. "Is he honest — is he capable — is he faithful to the constitution?" — have not been asked, but a new rule has been adopted. " Is he boisterous at the polls, — is he...
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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1859 - 784 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 life and writings of George Washington Doane [ed.] by W.C. Doane, Volume 4

George Washington Doane (bp. of New Jersey.) - 1861
...the people, guided by intelligence and controlled by virtue, shall choose, in every case, the best. " Is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution ? " was Jefferson's enumeration of the qualities, for office. The question, now, is, can he be elected...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1862 - 776 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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