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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 Life of Samuel J. Tilden, Volume 2

John Bigelow - 1895 - 1358 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 ? " I tender you the homage of my high respect. "THOMAS JEFFERSON. " This was not all of Mr. Jefferson's...
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Proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the National Civil Service Reform League

National Civil Service Reform League (U.S.) - 1895
...tests to be applied to a candidate for public office shall be those laid down by Jefferson, namely : " Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" In this way, and only in this way, can we make our government republican and worthy of the high destiny...
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All ..., Volume 8

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - 1895
...President ever had closer regard to Jefferson's primary requirements in regard to candidates for off1ce: "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" Upon entering on his second term, in March, 1865, Lincoln, in his inaugural address, reviewed in a...
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The Classic and the Beautiful from the Literature of Three ..., Volume 6

Henry Coppée - 1896
...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 Student's American History

David Henry Montgomery - 1897 - 523 pages
...gladly return '' to that state of things when the only questions respecting a candidate would be : " Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? " li49 In the course of the first fourteen months, the President made only sixteen removals without...
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Formation of the Union, 1750-1829

Albert Bushnell Hart - 1897 - 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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Proceedings of the New York State Stenographers' Association, Volumes 22-27

New York State Stenographers' Association - 1897
...office, and Jefferson declaring that his one test, in considering a removal or an appointment was, -"Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" — the criticism is easily answered; and we easily demonstrate, by those two citations and almost...
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VII. Civil war and reconstruction. VIII. Free trade and protection. IX ...

Alexander Johnston, James Albert Woodburn - 1897
...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 here recognizes that these had been the considerations which had usually determined appointments...
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The Leading Facts of American History

David Henry Montgomery - 1899 - 414 pages
...he had made that division he said that he should ask only three questions respecting an applicant : "Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? " If the answer was " Yes," that was enough. When Jackson became President he began, as we have seen,...
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Charles Sumner; His Complete Works: With Introduction by Hon ..., Volume 6

Charles Sumner - 1900
...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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