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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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The Writings of George Washington: 1785-1790

George Washington - 1891
...folly. 1 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 Writings of George Washington, Volume 11

George Washington - Presidents - 1891
...folly.1 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 Writings of George Washington, Volume 11

George Washington - Presidents - 1891
...attainable, that it would 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 us know the worst at once. Under these impressions, my humble opinion is, that there is a call for decision. Know precisely what...
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Washington and His Country: Being Irving's Life of Washington

Washington Irving - 1893
...writes, "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,...will be secured, or let us know the worst at once. There is a call for decision. Know precisely what the insurgents aim at. If they have real grievances,...
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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 19

Pennsylvania - 1895
...: " 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,...will be secured, or let us know the worst at once." — Washington to Henry Lee. The popular movement in Western Massachusetts in opposition to the constituted...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 11; Volume 55; Volume 77

Methodist Church - 1895
...by friends to try to " influence " those engaged in Shays's Rebellion to obey the laws he wrote : " I know not where that influence is to be found, or,...remedy for the disorders. Influence is not government." I further digress to say that, in view of current tendencies and events, the question of how far society...
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Washington a Model in His Library and Life

Eliphalet Nott Potter - 1895 - 220 pages
...Washington exclaims, " You talk, my good sir, of employing influence to appease the present tumults. I know not where that influence is to be found, or if attainable that it would be the proper remedy for the disorders. Influence is not government" While Washington's interest in books...
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Washington and His Country: Being Irving's Life of Washington, Abridged for ...

Washington Irving - United States - 1896 - 618 pages
...writes, "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,...will be secured, or let us know the worst at once. There is a call for decision. Know precisely what the insurgents aim at. If they have real grievances,...
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A History of the United States for Schools: Including a Concise Account of ...

William Augustus Mowry, Arthur May Mowry - United States - 1896 - 439 pages
...pieces. Washington wrote to a member of Congress : " You talk, my good sir, of employing influence. Influence is not government. Let us have a government...will be secured, or let us know the worst at once." 378. The Convention of 1786. — In January, 1786, Virginia appointed commissioners to meet with those...
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Harper's, Volume 93

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1896
...to Henry Lee, in Congress, "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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