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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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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 5

Charles Sumner - 1872
...maintaining its power the Slave Oligarchy applies a 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 single question, signalizing the great change which has...
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Life and Public Services of Charles Sumner

Charles Edwards Lester - 1874 - 596 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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THE FOUR CIVILIZATIONS OF THE WORLD. AN HISTORICAL RETROSPECT.

HENRY WIKOFF - 1874
...worthy. He recorded his opinion that the only questions concerning a candidate for office should be, u Is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution ?" The whole of the removals during his Administration numbered less than forty. The great sensation...
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Scribners Monthly, Volume 15

1878
...disqualification. Everybody will call to mind 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 to...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 38

Massachusetts Historical Society - 1905
...The competency of the applicant was to be determined by the affirmative answer to three questions : " Is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution?" Upon assuming the duties of his great office the President makes oath that to the best of his ability...
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Life of Alexander Hamilton: A History of the Republic of the ..., Volume 7

John Church Hamilton - 1879
...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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Proceedings at the annual meeting of the national civil service ..., Issues 2-6

1882
...return with joy to that state of things where the only question concerning a candidate shall be, ' Is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the constitution ?' " In these words Mr. Jefferson recognized that honesty, capacity, and patriotic fidelity had been...
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The Works of James Abram Garfield, Volume 1

James Abram Garfield - 1882 - 812 pages
...resisted it, and declared, in his famous phrase, that ' The only question 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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Notes on History: The constitutional history of the United States, Volume 9

Frank Gaylord Cook - 1882
...will 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? At another time he said: "That the republicans would consent to a continuation of everything in federal...
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The Lives and Graves of Our Presidents

George Sumner Weaver - 1883 - 504 pages
...nullities the appointments of the former administration, made after his own election ; second, to ask, " Is he honest ? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the constitution ?" and third, to refrain from appointing relatives. He said: " The public will never be made to believe...
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