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" Executive duties, in characters too legible to be overlooked, the task of reform, which will require particularly the correction of those abuses that have brought the patronage of the Federal Government into conflict with the freedom of elections, and... "
Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania - Page 164
1829
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The American Nation, a History: MacDonald, W. Jacksonian democracy, 1829-1837

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1906
...those abuses that have brought the patronage of the federal government into conflict with the freedom of elections, and the counteraction of those causes...continued power in unfaithful or incompetent hands." The phraseology was cumbrous, but the meaning was soon made clear. Rarely have the chief questions...
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The Constitutional and Political History of the United States: 1828-1846 ...

Hermann Von Holst - Constitutional history - 1879
...influencing of elections by governmental patronage should cease, and " those causes which have disturbed 3 the rightful course of appointment, and have placed...continued power in unfaithful or incompetent hands," be counteracted. 1 " To-day we have had the inauguration. A monstrous crowd of people is in the city....
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