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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 Great Revolution of 1840

Anthony Banning Norton - 1888 - 376 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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The Great Revolution of 1840

Anthony Banning Norton - 1888 - 376 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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History of the United States of America: The first administration of Thomas ...

Henry Adams - 1889
...shall 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?" With a degree of deference to his critics which was perhaps unnecessary, and was certainly unfortunate,...
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History of the United States of America During the First ..., Volume 1

Henry Adams - 1889
...shall 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?" With a degree of deference to his critics which was perhaps unnecessary, and was certainly unfortunate,...
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A Catechism of the Constitution of the United States of America: With ...

John Wilford Overall - 1892 - 190 pages
...of assessment ? Are the questions of Thomas Jefferson now asked of an aspirant to public office : " Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" The only question asked as to a presidential candidate, or an aspirant to such candidacy, is this one:...
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Formation of the Union, 1750-1829

Albert Bushnell Hart - 1892 - 278 pages
...shall 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 ? " Adams was promptly rebuked by the removal of twentyfour persons appointed in the two months previous....
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The Republican Party and Its Leaders: A History of the Party from Its ...

Thomas Wallace Knox - 1892 - 608 pages
...should return with joy to that state of things when the only questions concerning a candidate should be: is he honest? is he capable? is he faithful to the Constitution ? Consequently, we may consider that Jefferson was a friend of civil service, which is not generally...
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A History of the United States

Allen Clapp Thomas - 1893 - 410 pages
...will 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 ? " In 1802 a new naturalization law was passed, requiring a residence of five years before an alien...
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Civil-service Reform Amd Democracy: An Address Delivered at the Annual ...

Carl Schurz - 1893 - 31 pages
...vacancies in such a way as to give the service an unpartisan character, and ask about candidates only : "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" — employing, in order to secure to such questions reliable answers, the most trustworthy methods...
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The Making of the Nation, 1783-1817

Francis Amasa Walker - 1895 - 314 pages
...afterward became so famous, " 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 ?" However virtuously Mr. Jefferson might write, he in fact made not a few removals upon partisan grounds....
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