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" Let the General Government be reduced to foreign concerns only, and let our affairs be disentangled from those of all other nations, except as to commerce, which the merchants will manage the better, the more they are left free to manage for themselves,... "
Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Late ... - Page 439
by Thomas Jefferson - 1829 - 521 pages
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Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: From the Papers of ..., Volume 3

Thomas Jefferson Randolph - Presidents - 1829
...of our constitution is surely the wisest and best, that the States are independent as to everything within themselves, and united as to every thing respecting...appearance of their returning to those principles which 1 had always imagined to be almost innate in them. In this State, a few persons were deluded by the...
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Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of ..., Volume 3

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1830
...an augmentation of the field for jobbing, speculating, plundering, ofEcebuilding, and office-hunting would be produced by an assumption of all the State...government can never be secured, if the New England Status continue to support the contrary system. I rejoice, therefore, in every appearance of their...
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Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ...

B. L. Rayner - Presidents - 1832 - 556 pages
...GoTernment be reduced to foreign concerns only, and let our affairs be disentangled from those of nlI other nations, except as to commerce, which the merchants...be performed by a few servants. But I repeat, that tbis simple and economical mode of government can never be secured. if the New England States continue...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States ..., Volume 2

George Tucker - 1837
...government." To the following rule of action in our civil affairs, most reflecting minds will yield assent. "Let the general government be reduced to foreign...few plain duties to be performed by a few servants." Mr. Jefferson, as the most efficient individual of the democratic party, the centre around which they...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States ..., Volume 2

George Tucker - 1837
...affairs be disentangled from those of all other nations, except as to commerce, which the meri chants will manage the better, the more they are left free...few plain duties to be performed by a few servants." Mr. Jefferson, as the most efficient individual of the democratic party, the centre around which they...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 31

American literature - 1873
...though he may have had the talents of a Webster or a Clay. This is the Jeffersonian system, in brief: " Let the general government be reduced to foreign concerns...few plain duties to be performed by a few servants." This was the basis. He explained himself more in detail to Elbridge Gerry, in January, 1799. He said...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1859
...best, that the States are independent as to everything within themselves, and united as to everything respecting foreign nations. Let the General Government...plain duties to be performed by a few servants. But I rejieat, that this simple and economical mode of government can never be secured, if the New England...
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Life of Thomas Jefferson: Third President of the United States

James Parton - 1878 - 764 pages
...though he may have had the talents of a Webster or a Clay. This is the Jeffersonian system in brief: "Let the general government be reduced to foreign...few plain duties to be performed by a few servants." This was the basis. He explained himself more in detail to Elbridge Gerry, in January, 1799. He said...
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Thomas Jefferson

John Torrey Morse (Jr.) - Biografia - 1883 - 351 pages
...theory " our general government may be reduced to a very simple organization and a very inexpensive one ; a few plain duties to be performed by a few servants." The doctrine of a simple league of independent powers, devised only for the specific purpose of foreign...
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History of the United States of America: The first administration of Thomas ...

Henry Adams - United States - 1889
...best, that the States are independent as to everything within themselves, and united as to everything respecting foreign nations. Let the general government...few plain duties to be performed by a few servants." Immediately after the inauguration the new President explained his future foreign policy to corres1...
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