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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 compendium of American literature, arranged by C.D. Cleveland. Stereotyped ed

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1862
...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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Speeches

Henry Clay - 1863
...the solemn occasion of his installation into office, laid down his rule for appointment to office — 'is he honest ? is he capable ? is he faithful to the constitution ? ' But capacity and integrity and fidelity, according to the modern rule, appear to count for nothing,...
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The American Theory of Government Considered with Reference to the Present ...

Peter Hardeman Burnett - 1863 - 119 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 ? " . Mr. Jefferson seems to have acted upon the rules laid down by him ; for during his entire administration...
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A Compendium of American Literature Chronologically Arranged: With ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 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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History of the Republic of the United States of America: As Traced ..., Volume 7

John Church Hamilton - 1865
...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 Civil Service: Report of Mr. Jenckes, of Rhode Island, from the Joint ...

United States. Congress. Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment - 1868 - 219 pages
...Haven, dated July 12, 1801, he concludes by saying: The only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest? is he capable ? is he faithful to the Constitution ? In the whole course of his administration, acting on the principles which he declared in his letter...
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Annual Report, Volume 1

United States Civil Service Commission
...it, and declared, in his famous phrase, that " the only questions concerning a candidate shall be: Is he honest; is he capable; is he faithful to the Constitution !" Madison, Monroe, and John Quincy Adams followed him so faithfully that the Joint Congressional Committee...
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THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT

EZRA C. SEAMAN - 1870
...should be propounded in relation to all candidates for office, are those suggested by Mr. Jefferson : Is he honest ? is he capable ? is he faithful to the constitution? These questions should be propounded and answered in the affirmative, in addition to the usual question...
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Scribners Monthly, Volume 15

1878
...disqualification. Everybody will call to mindl his well-known words to be asked of a candidate or official, " Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? " He declared he had never removed a man because he was a Federalist, never wished his opponents...
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The Political and Miscellaneous Writings of William G. Goddard

William G. goddard - 1870
...be perverted by the Government, in any way, to the injury of the people ? Is that noble test — " is he honest — is he capable — is he faithful to the Constitution " — to be exchanged for a test, which would compel American citizens to part with the right of private...
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