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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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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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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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