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" Then I say, the earth belongs to each of these generations during its course, fully and in its own right. The second generation receives it clear of the debts and incumbrances of the first, the third of the second, and so on. For if the first could charge... "
Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Late ... - Page 25
by Thomas Jefferson - 1829 - 521 pages
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Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: From the Papers of ..., Volume 3

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1829
...generation would, in this way, come and go off the stage at a fixed moment, as individuals do now. Then J say, the earth belongs to each of these generations...existence. At. twenty-one years of age, they may bind them- selves and their lands for thirty-four years to come; at twenty-two, for thirty-three; at twenty-three,...
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The character of Thomas Jefferson: as exhibited in his own writings

Theodore Dwight - 1839 - 371 pages
...second, and so on. For if the first could charge it with a debt, then the earth would belong to the'dead and not to the living generation. Then no generation...lands for thirty-four years to come ; at twenty-two ftji thirty-three ; at twenty-three for thirty-two ; and at fifty-four for one year only ; because...
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A Memoir of S.S. Prentiss, Volume 2

George Lewis Prentiss - Lawyers - 1855
...I say, the earth belongs to each of these generations during iu course, fully and in its own right. For If the first could charge it with a debt, then...may be paid during the course of Its own existence. " What is true of generations succeeding one another at fixed epochs, as has been supposed for clearer...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

Henry Stephens Randall - Presidents - 1858
...then the earth would belong to the dead and not to the living generation. Then, no generation caj» contract debts greater than may be paid during the...and at fifty-four, for one year only ; because these arc the terms of life which remain to them at the respective epochs. But a material difference must...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

Henry Stephens Randall - Presidents - 1858
...then the earth would belong to the dead and not to the living generation. Then, no generation с:ш contract debts greater than may be paid during the...twenty-one years of age, they may bind themselves and their binds for thirtyfour years to come ; at twenty-two, for thirty-three ; at twenty-three, for thirty-two...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

Henry Stephens Randall - United States - 1871
...second generation receives it clear of the debts and incumbranccs of the first, the third of •Jic second, and so on. For if the first could charge it...themselves and their lands for thirtyfour years to come ; ut twenty-two, for thirty-three ; at twenty-three, for thirty-two; and at fifty-four, for one year...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: 1788-1792

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1895
...so on. For if the 1st. could charge it with a debt, then the earth would belong to the dead and not the living generation. Then no generation can contract...debts greater than may be paid during the course of it's own existence. At 21. years of age they may bind themselves and their lands for 34. years to come...
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A Remoir of S.S. Prentiss, Volume 2

George Lewis Prentiss - 1899
...say, the earth belongs to each of these generations during its course, fully and in its own right. For if the first could charge it with a debt, then...may be paid during the course of its own existence. " What is true of generations succeeding one another at fixed epochs, as has been supposed for clearer...
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The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia: A Comprehensive Collection of the Views of ...

Thomas Jefferson - Conduct of life - 1900 - 1009 pages
...arid incumbrances of the first, the third of the sec375 Generation» THE JEFFERSONIAN CYCLOPEDIA ond, and so on. For if the first could charge it with a...fiftyfour, for one year only ; because these are the terms cf life which remain to them at the respective epochs. But a material difference must be noted between...
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The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia: A Comprehensive Collection of the Views of ...

Thomas Jefferson - Political science - 1900 - 1009 pages
...and incumbrances of the first, the third of the sec375 Generation« THE JEFFERSONIAN CYCLOPEDIA ond, and so on. For if the first could charge it with a...thirty-three ; at twenty-three, for thirty-two ; and at fiftylour, for one year only ; because these are the terms cf life which remain to them at the respective...
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