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" You talk, my good Sir, of employing influence to appease the present tumults in Massachusetts. I know not where that influence is to be found, or, if attainable, that it would be a proper remedy for the disorders. Influence is not government. Let us have... "
HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. - Page 268
by JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER - 1867
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New American History

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1921 - 650 pages
...When asked to use his influence for reform, he replied: "Influence is no government. Let us have one by which our lives, liberties, and properties will be secured, or let us know the worst at once."117. THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALLED (1786-1787) Since Congress could not rouse the states...
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The Spirit of the Revolution: New Light from Some of the Original Sources of ...

John Clement Fitzpatrick - United States - 1924 - 300 pages
...folly. You talk, my good sir, of employing influence to appease the present tumults in Massachusetts. I know not where that influence is to be found, or,...be a proper remedy for the disorders. Influence is no government. Let us have one by which our lives, liberties and properties will be secured, or let...
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The Citadel of Freedom: A Brief Study of the Constitution and Its Builders ...

Randolph Leigh - Constitutional history - 1923 - 234 pages
...many ways the weakness of this league was made manifest. Washington wrote to a member of Congress, "Let us have a government by which our lives, liberties and properties will be secure." Leading men were convinced that the creation of a stronger union was the only remedy for the...
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Genesis and Birth of the Federal Constitution: Addresses and Papers in the ...

Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler - Constitutional history - 1924 - 397 pages
..."Light-horse Harry" Lee, who had appealed to him to use his influence in quelling a riot, he exclaimed: "Influence is not government. Let us have a government by which our lives, our liberties and our property shall be secured and preserved, or let us know the worst at once." To...
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The March of Democracy

Chester F. Miller - Citizenship - 1925 - 214 pages
...support of the general government. "You talk, my good sir, of employing influence," wrote Washington. "Influence is not government. Let us have a government...will be secured, or let us know the worst at once." The weakness of the government under the articles in not being able to establish a uniform currency...
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The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson: College and state; educational literary ...

Woodrow Wilson - United States - 1925
...Lee in Congress, "you talk of employing influence to appease the present tumults in Massachusetts. I know not where that influence is to be found, or,...be a proper remedy for the disorders. Influence is no government. Let us have one by which our lives, liberties, and properties will be secured, or let...
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