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" The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm, than I think it should have done. Calculate that one rebellion in... "
Inquiry into the origin and course of Political Parties - Page 41
by Martin Van Buren - 1867
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence, cont

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1853
...formed after hearing and weighing everything which the wisdom of man could offer on these subjects. I own, I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. It places the governors indeed more at their ease, at the expense of the people. The late...
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THE LIFE AND TIMES ON THOMAS JEFFERSON

SAMUEL M. SOHMUCKER - 1857
...an opinion hostile to the consolidation of the powers of the. government. To Mr. Madison he says : " I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government ; it is always oppressive; it places the governors indeed more at their ease, but at the expence of the people. The...
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History of the Republic of the United States of America: As Traced ..., Volume 4

John Church Hamilton - United States - 1879
...had the judiciary been associated for that purpose, or invested, separately, with a similar power." " I own, I am not a friend to a very energetic Government. It is always oppressive." " One rebellion in thirteen States, in the course of eleven years, is but one for each...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 53

American literature - 1884
...was deep and all-pervading. " I owu," wrote Jefferson to Madison, from Paris, in December, 1787, " I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." Not only from a fear that an energetic government might be oppressive, but because they...
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The North-western Monthly: A Magazine Devoted to University Extension and to ...

Education - 1897
...establishment of the manifold good things in this constitution, and of getting rid of the bad. ... I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It Is always oppressive. The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm than I think it should have done....
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History of the Republic of the United States of America: As Traced ..., Volume 4

John Church Hamilton - United States - 1864
...had the judiciary been associated for that purpose, or invested, separately, with a similar power." " I own, I am not a friend to a very energetic Government. It is always oppressive." " One rebellion in thirteen States, in the course of eleven years, is but one for each...
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Inquiry Into the Origin and Course of Political Parties in the United States

Martin Van Buren - Political parties - 1867 - 436 pages
...though he sympathized with them in their general feelings, in a letter to Mr. Madison in December, IJSJ, from Paris, upon the subject of the Constitution,...their behalf by Samuel Adams and John Hancock, two of tbe three persons (Jobn Adams having been the third), who were excepted by the British Government from...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in the ..., Volume 3

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1887
...would have been a pitiful bungler if he had made the rules of our moral -conduct a matter of science. I own, I am not a friend to a very energetic government. Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: 1784-1787

Thomas Jefferson - Presidents - 1894
...judgment has been formed on all these points after having heard everything which could be urged on them. I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm than I think it should have done....
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: 1784-1787

Thomas Jefferson - Presidents - 1894
...judgment has been formed on all these points after having heard everything which could be urged on them. I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm than I think it should have done....
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