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1790

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-1732745

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-1732744
"To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."
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-348359
"Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness."
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-348357
"There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness. In one in which the measures of government receive their impression so immediately from the sense of the community as in ours it is proportionably essential. To the security of a free constitution it contributes in various ways: By convincing those who are intrusted with the public administration, that every valuable end of "
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-348015
"?, avoiding the last, and uniting a speedy, but temperate vigilance against encroachments, with an inviolable respect to the Laws."
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-347913
"All see, and most admire, the glare which hovers round the external trappings of elevated office. To me there is nothing in it, beyond the lustre which may be reflected from its connection with a power of promoting human felicity."
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-348401
"All see, and most admire, the glare which hovers round the external trappings of elevated office. To me there is nothing in it, beyond the lustre which may be reflected from its connection with a power of promoting human felicity."
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-348398
"In our progress toward political happiness my station is new; and if I may use the expression, I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct wch. may not hereafter be drawn into precedent."
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-348396
"The natural effect of low interest is to increase trade and industry; because undertakings of every kind can be prosecuted with greater advantage."
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-348376
"[I]t is of the greatest consequence that the debt should . . . be remoulded into such a shape as will bring the expenditure of the nation to a level with its income. Till this shall be accomplished, the finances of the United States will never wear proper countenance. Arrears of interest, continually accruing, will be as continual a monument, either of inability, or of ill faith and will not cease to have an evil influence on public credit."
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-348375
"It is presumable that no country will be able to borrow of foreigners upon better terms than the United States, because none can, perhaps, afford so good security."
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-348374
"If the maintenance of public credit, then, be truly important, the next enquiry which suggests itself is, by what means it is to be effected? The ready answer to which question is, by good faith, by a punctual performance of contracts. States, like individuals, who observe their engagements, are respected and trusted: while the reverse is the fate of those who pursue an opposite conduct."
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-348373
"It is a well-known fact that in countries in which the national debt is properly funded, and an object of established confidence, it answers most of the purposes of money. Transfers of stock, or public debt, are there equivalent to payments in specie; or, in other words, stock, in the principal transactions of business, passes current as specie. The same thing would, in all probability, happen here, under the like circumstances."
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-348372
"States, like individuals, who observe their engagements, are respected and trusted: while the reverse is the fate of those who pursue an opposite conduct."
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-348371
"As on the one hand, the necessity for borrowing in particular emergencies cannot be doubted, so on the other, it is equally evident that to be able to borrow upon good terms, it is essential that the credit of a nation should be well established."
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-348370
"I regret, as much as any member, the unavoidable weight and duration of the burdens to be imposed; having never been a proselyte to the doctrine, that public debts are public benefits. I consider them, on the contrary, as evils which ought to be removed as fast as honor and justice will permit."
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-348448
"Nothing is so contagious as opinion, especially on questions which, being susceptible of very different glosses, beget in the mind a distrust of itself."
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-348321
"A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking."
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-348444
"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."
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-348439
"I wish most anxiously to see my much loved America - it is the Country from whence all reformations must originally spring - I despair of seeing an Abolition of the infernal trafic in Negroes - we must push that matter further on your side the water - I wish that a few well instructed Negroes could be sent among their Brethren in Bondage, for until they are enabled to take their own part nothing will be done."
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-348620
"I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse and in a republican government more than in any other."
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-348504
"A dying man can do nothing easy."
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-348638
"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have past at home in the bosom of my family."
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-348696
"There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and unjustifiable. Sir, in my o"
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"In Macbeth a lady is restrained from the murder of a king by his resemblance of her father as he slept. Should not all men be restrained from acts of violence and even of unkindness against their fellow men by observing in them something which resembles the Savior of the World? If nothing else certainly, a human figure?"
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-349113
"I can truly say I had rather be at Mount Vernon with a friend or two about me, than to be attended at the Seat of Government by the Officers of State and the Representatives of every Power in Europe."
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-348578
"May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants?while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid. May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy."
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"It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for happily, the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support."
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-348666
"May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy."
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-348399
"The citizens of the United States of America have the right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to "
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-347958
"We must not then depend alone upon the love of liberty in the soul of man for its preservation."
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-348672
"Eloquence has been defined to be the art of persuasion. If it included persuasion by convincing, Mr. Madison was the most eloquent man I ever heard."
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-348463
"[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous."
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-348253
"[H]owever weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties."
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-348498
"Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state."
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-348497
"To attach full confidence to an institution of this nature, it appears to be an essential ingredient in its structure, that it shall be under private and not a public direction-under the guidance of individual interest, not of public policy; which, would be . . . liable to being too much influenced by public necessity."
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-348518

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Japan
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Drying Clothes (Monohoshi)
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-1777889

in 1790
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731440

in 1790
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France
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-1778890

in 1790
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Japan
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-1777859

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Philadelphia
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Mary (Polly) Lawton Bringhurst
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-1779814

in 1790
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Japan
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The Card Game
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-1777987

in 1790
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England
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Landscape with Figures Crossing a Bridge
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-1779010

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England
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Landscape with Fisherman and Washerwoman
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-1779009

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Letter from George Lee Turberville
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-420697

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Letter from William Cavenough
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-420839

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1790 February 17
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-420553

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Letter from George Lee Turberville
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-420698

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Letter to Ambrose Madison
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-420856

in 1790
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Sankt Gallen
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Wall Cistern with Spigot
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-1763836

in 1790
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England
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Young Woman with a Box
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-1764856

in 1790
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Hands Holding a Sword and a Tricorn
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-1924085

in 1790
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Tivoli
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Sotto a Ponte Lupo a Tivoli
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-1902321

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in
Derby
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Flower Holder
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-1763310

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Japan
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Overlooking the bay at Shinagawa
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-1776878

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Japan
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Evening party at Shinagawa
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-1776877

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Japan
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-1764330

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Repeal of the Test Act
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-1868778

in 1790
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Dreaming on Roses
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-1913063

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Japan
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-1774051

in 1790
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Asia and Africa, Image 2
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-1854167

in 1790
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Asia and Africa, Image 3
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-1854166

in 1790
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Worcester
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Dessert Dish
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-1766356

in 1790
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Asia, Image 2
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-1854164

in 1790
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London
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Teapot and Stand
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-1773774

in 1790
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Portrait of Marie-Gabrielle Capet
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-1756363

in 1790
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Japan
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-1777598

in 1790
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Le glorieux
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-1880765

in 1790
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The Death of Camilla
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-1941949

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Le fausse Agnes, Act II, Scene 6
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-1880764
in 1790
"It is not honorable to take mere legal advantage, when it happens to be contrary to justice."
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-349370

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Japan
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Three Women at the Base of a Sacred Pine Tree
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-1773750

in 1790
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Burslem
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Plaque with Priam and Achilles
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-1767347

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Possibly Franciska Krasinska, Duchess of Courland
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-1939121

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Allegorical Portrait of the van Risamburgh Family
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-1856177

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Japan
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-1773744

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Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell
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-1928110

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-1719724

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France
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-1761963

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Japan
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Women on a Pleasure Boat
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-1768873

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Painting and Sculpture, Image 1
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-1806498
in 1790
"The tendency of a national bank is to increase public and private credit. The former gives power to the state, for the protection of its rights and interests: and the latter facilitates and extends the operations of commerce among individuals. Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state."
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-349345

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Flanders
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-1761440

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Le fausse Agnes
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-1880736

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Larchi menteur
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-1880735
in 1790
"[T]hat important and respectable, though small and sometimes neglected establishment, which is denominated a family . . . . [The family is] the principle of the community; it is that seminary, on which the commonwealth, for its manners as well as its numbers, must ultimately depend. As its establishment is the source, so its happiness is the end, of every institution of government, which is wise and good."
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-349598
in 1790
"What was the primary and principal object in the institution of government? Was it ? I speak of the primary and principal object ? was it to acquire new rights by a human establishment? Or was it, by human establishment, to acquire new security for the possession or the recovery of those rights, to the enjoyment or acquisition of which we were previously entitled by the immediate gift, or by the unerring law, of our all-wise and all-beneficent Creator? The latter, I presume, was the case . . . ."
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-349591

in 1790
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America
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America and Europe, Image 1
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-1855895



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