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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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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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the north american review vol. cxxxiii

allen throndike rice - 1881
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Journal of Social Science, Volumes 14-17

1881
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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
...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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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 15

Charles Sumner - 1883
...every one diligent to the single end of serving Presidential aspiration. The Jeffersonian rule was, " Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? " But this is now lost in the mightier law, "Is he faithful to reelection ? " This failing, all merit...
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Building and Ruling the Republic

James Penny Boyd - 1884 - 785 pages
...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 ? " This is worthy of notice as the first announcement by a President of a civil service method to...
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Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events: Embracing ...

1884
...he uttered his famous sentence, to be able to inquire, as to the person to be appointed to office, ' Is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution? ' " I will have the letter of Mr. Lincoln, Attorney-General of the United States under Mr. Jefferson,...
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