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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 Roots of American Bureaucracy, 1830-1900

William Nelson - 2006 - 236 pages
...Jefferson as declaring that the only questions a president should ask about a candidate for office were "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" Jefferson's beliefs, Adams claimed, were reflective of an "organized social system . . . admirably...
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History of the United States of America During the ..., Volume 100

Henry Adams - 1986 - 1308 pages
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American Orators Before 1900: Critical Studies and Sources

Bernard K. Duffy, Halford Ross Ryan - 1987 - 481 pages
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The Macmillan Dictionary of Political Quotations

Lewis D. Eigen, Jonathan Paul Siegel, Prentice-Hall Staff - 1993 - 785 pages
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The Radicalism of the American Revolution

Gordon S. Wood - 1991 - 447 pages
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The Jefferson Image in the American Mind

Merrill D. Peterson - 1998 - 548 pages
...in his answer to the New Haven Remonstrance: "the only question concerning a candidate shall be— Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" A clear test of party fidelity to Jeffersonian principle appeared to present itself in the shape of...
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Light and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Jefferson - 2004 - 176 pages
...on. 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? Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles, and the rogues may rail without...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - 2005 - 843 pages
...forward to the day when he could ask regarding potential candidates for office only three questions: "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" The despised Alien and Sedition Acts of the previous administration had been written to expire in 1801...
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The Life of Samuel J. Tilden 1814-1876, Volume 1

John Bigelow - 2006 - 464 pages
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