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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 Christian Citizen: The Obligations of the Christian Citizen; with a ...

Ansel Doane Eddy - 1843 - 164 pages
...unobstructed. With this secured, his only inquiry as to qualifications for all subordinate office, should be, " Is he honest ; is he capable ; is he faithful to the constitution ?" But how easily may this inquiry be forgotten, and new qualifications required, at the expense of...
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The Life and Speeches of the Hon. Henry Clay ...

Henry Clay - 1843
...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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Memoirs of His Own Time: With Reminiscences of the Men and Events of the ...

Alexander Graydon - 1846 - 504 pages
...appointments to offices in the President's gift. Doubtless the only inquiries, concerning each, were, is he honest — is he capable — is he faithful to the Constitution ? It is refreshing to turn away from the traitorous conspiracies of the wicked Federalists, and dwell...
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Memoirs of his own time, by A. Graydon, ed. by J.S. Littell

Alexander Graydon - 1846
...appointments to offices in the President's gift. Doubtless the only inquiries, concerning each, were, is he honest — is he capable — is he faithful to the Constitution? It is refreshing to turn away from the traitorous conspiracies of the wicked Federalist*, and dwell...
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The Friend, Volume 19

Robert Smith - 1846
...the larger to take care of themselves. In politics, Jefferson's formula is comprehensive enough — " is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution?" — but in private life, ascertain, if you can, " whether he Days his debts when he has the money,"...
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The Correspondence and Miscellanies of the Hon. John Cotton Smith ...

John Cotton Smith, William Watson Andrews - 1847 - 328 pages
...in * Letter to Mazzio. appointments to office his sole inquiry concerning a candidate should be, " Is he honest ? is he capable ? is he faithful to the Constitution ?" and yet he was no sooner warm in his seat than the war of extermination began, and continued until...
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The Public Men of the Revolution: Including Events from the Peace of 1783 to ...

William Sullivan - 1847 - 463 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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The History and Topography of the United States of America

John Howard Hinton - 1850
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Annals of the Congress of the United States

United States. Congress - 1853
...member of this body. Unfortunately, the time has never yet arrived, when the only inquiry was to be, ''is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution." Sir. an Administration thus conducting is not entitled to support ; and an Administration thus managing...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence, cont

Thomas Jefferson - 1854
...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. TO LEVI LINCOLN. MONTICELLO, August 26, 1801. DEAR SIR,...
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