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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
"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
"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
"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

in 1790
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731440

in 1790
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Philadelphia
Mary (Polly) Lawton Bringhurst
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-1779814

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France
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-1778890

in 1790
in
England
Landscape with Figures Crossing a Bridge
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-1779010

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England
Landscape with Fisherman and Washerwoman
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-1779009

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Japan
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-1777859

in 1790
in
Japan
Drying Clothes (Monohoshi)
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-1777889

in 1790
in
Japan
The Card Game
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-1777987

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the United States
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989857

Letter from George Lee Turberville
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-420697

Letter from William Cavenough
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-420839

1790 February 17
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-420553

Letter from George Lee Turberville
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-420698

Letter to Ambrose Madison
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-420856
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

in 1790
Possibly Franciska Krasinska, Duchess of Courland
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-1939121

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in 1790
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Flanders
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-1761440

in 1790
Le glorieux
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-1880765

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in 1790
Le fausse Agnes, Act II, Scene 6
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-1880764

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Le fausse Agnes
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-1880736

in 1790
Larchi menteur
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-1880735

in 1790
Hands Holding a Sword and a Tricorn
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-1924085

in 1790
Windmills on a Canal
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-1814593

in 1790
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Italy
Sketch for Frontispiece to Figure Originali
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-1774185

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in 1790
Babo Giorgio
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-1930554

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in 1790
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France
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-1761963

in 1790
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France
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-1769219

in 1790
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Washington,Princeton
General Washington at Princeton
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-1866567

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in 1790
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Philadelphia
John Nicholson
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-1765994

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in 1790
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Philadelphia
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-1765993

in 1790
in
Japan
Women on a Pleasure Boat
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-1768873

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Japan
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-1776900

in 1790
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Japan
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-1776899

in 1790
Dreaming on Roses
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-1913063

in 1790
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Derby
Flower Holder
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-1763310
in 1790
"Justifying perfidy and murder for public benefit, public benefit would soon become the pretext, and perfidy and murder the end, until rapacity, malice, revenge, and fear more dreadful than revenge could satiate their insatiable appetites. Such must be the consequences of losing, in the splendor of these triumphs of the rights of men, all natural sense of wrong and right."
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-349267

in 1790
The Death of Camilla
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-1941949
in 1790
"The happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend on piety, religion, and morality."
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-349256

in 1790
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-1719724

in 1790
Seated Old Man
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-1900323

in 1790
Portrait of Marie-Gabrielle Capet
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-1756363

in 1790
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England
Trepanning a Recruit
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-1767221

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in 1790
Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell
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-1928110
in 1790
"The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity."
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-349548

in 1790
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Sankt Gallen
Wall Cistern with Spigot
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-1763836

in 1790
in
Tivoli
Sotto a Ponte Lupo a Tivoli
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-1902321
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
"Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind."
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-349588
in 1790
"The opinion has been very general, that, in order to obtain the blessings of a good government, a sacrifice must be made of a part of our natural liberty. I am much inclined to believe, that, upon examination, this opinion will prove to be fallacious."
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-349587
in 1790
"Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness."
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-349584
in 1790
"Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness."
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-349575



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