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Letter to John Penn, London
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"Without a respectable navy - alas America!"
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"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."
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"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."
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"Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression."
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1792 October 17
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