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Letter to John Penn, London

"Without a respectable navy - alas America!"
"It is a melancholy reflection that liberty should be equally exposed to danger whether the government have too much power or too little power and that the line which divides these extremes should be so inaccurately defined by experience."
"The invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents, but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the major number of the Constituents."
"Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression."

1792 October 17


Letter from Dolley Madison to Elizabeth Parke Custis Law


Grand procession of the Boys in Blue at Philadelphia October 2 1868


The grand mass convention of soldiers and sailors at Philadelphia Pa.--the torchlight procession passing the Union League building October 2nd


Marriage of Miss Minnie E. Sherman daughter of General W.T. Sherman to Lieutenant Thomas W. Fitch engineer U.S. Navy at St. Aloysius church Washington D.C. Thursday October 1st


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