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" General Washington set the example of retirement at the end of eight years. I shall follow it; and a few more precedents will oppose the obstacle of habit to any one after a while who shall endeavor to extend his term. "
The Atlantic Monthly - Page 370
1927
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence, cont

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1854 - 620 pages
...and election for life follow that. General Washington set the example of voluntary retirement after eight years. I shall follow it. And a few more precedents...will oppose the obstacle of habit to any one after awhile who shall endeavor to extend his term. Perhaps it may beget a disposition to establish it by...
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The life of Thomas Jefferson, Issue 114, Volume 3

Henry Stephens Randall - 1858 - 764 pages
...and election for life follow that. General Washington set the example of voluntary retirement after eight years. I shall follow it. And a few more precedents...will oppose the obstacle of habit to any one after awhile who shall endeavor to extend his term. Perhaps it may beget a disposition to establish it by...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

Henry Stephens Randall - Presidents - 1858 - 758 pages
...and election for life follow that. General Washington set the example of voluntary retirement after eight years. I shall follow it. And a few more precedents...will oppose the obstacle of habit to any one after awhile who shall endeavor to extend his term. Perhaps it may beget a disposition to establish it by...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1859 - 642 pages
...and election for life follow that. General Washington set the example of voluntary retirement after eight years. I shall follow it. And a few more precedents...will oppose the obstacle of habit to any one after awhile who shall endeavor to extend his term. Perhaps it may beget a disposition to establish it by...
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The National Quarterly Review

Edward Isidore Sears, David Allyn Gorton, Charles H. Woodman - Periodicals - 1880 - 1104 pages
...and election for life follow that. General Washington set the example of voluntary retirement after eight years. I shall follow it, and a few more precedents...after a while, who shall endeavor to extend his term. Perhaps it may beget a disposition to establish it by an amendment to the Constitution. I believe I...
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Thomas Jefferson

John Torrey Morse (Jr.) - 1883 - 394 pages
...adherence to this principle, he adds : " I determine to withdraw at the end of my second term. . . . General Washington set the example of retirement at...after a while who shall endeavor to extend his term." So much for his abstract principles. His more specific motives he stated as follows: — w " I sincerely...
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Thomas Jefferson

John Torrey Morse - Presidents - 1885 - 388 pages
...adherence to this principle, he adds : " I determine to withdraw at the end of my second term. . . . General Washington set the example of retirement at...after a while who shall endeavor to extend his term." So much for his abstract principles. His more specific motives he stated as follows: — " I sincerely...
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Thomas Jefferson

John Torrey Morse (Jr.) - Biography - 1892 - 374 pages
...adherence to this principle, he adds : " I determine to withdraw at the end of my second term. . . . General Washington set the example of retirement at...after a while who shall endeavor to extend his term." So much for his abstract principles. His more specific motives he stated as follows: — " I sincerely...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: 1801-1806

Thomas Jefferson - Presidents - 1897 - 540 pages
...& election for life follow that. Geni. Washington set the example of voluntary retirement after 8. years. I shall follow it, and a few more precedents will oppose the obstacle of habit to anyone after a while who shall endeavor to extend his term. Perhaps it may beget a disposition to establish...
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Thomas Jefferson

John Torrey Morse (Jr.) - Presidents - 1898 - 362 pages
...adherence to this principle, he adds: " I determine to withdraw at the end of my second term. . . . General Washington set the example of retirement at...after a while who shall endeavor to extend his term.", So much for his abstract principles. His more specific motives he stated as follows : — " I sincerely...
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