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A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.
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All men are by nature born equally free and independent.
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As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union.
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As nations can not be rewarded or punished in the next world they must be in this.
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Attend with Diligence and strict Integrity to the Interest of your Correspondents and enter into no Engagements which you have not the almost certain Means of performing.
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Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community.
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Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds.
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Happiness and Prosperity are now within our Reach; but to attain and preserve them must depend upon our own Wisdom and Virtue.
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I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials.
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I begin to grow heartily tired of the etiquette and nonsense so fashionable in this city.
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I determined to spend the Remainder of my Days in privacy and Retirement with my Children, from whose Society alone I cou'd expect Comfort.
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I most sincerely condole with you for the loss of your dear little girl, but it is our duty to submit with all the resignation human nature is capable of to the dispensation of Divine Providence which bestows upon us our blessings, and consequently has a right to take them away.
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I quitted my Seat in the House of Delegates, from a Conviction that I was no longer able to do any essential Service.
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I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice.
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I thank God, I have been able, by adopting Principles of strict Oeconomy and Frugality, to keep my principal, I mean my Country-Estate, unimpaired.
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I wish I knew where to get a good one myself; for I find cold Sheets extreamly disagreeable.
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In all our associations; in all our agreements let us never lose sight of this fundamental maxim - that all power was originally lodged in, and consequently is derived from, the people.
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Our All is at Stake, and the little Conveniencys and Comforts of Life, when set in Competition with our Liberty, ought to be rejected not with Reluctance but with Pleasure.
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Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.
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Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most abject and contemptible Degree below us, we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand of Nature had implanted in us, for great and useful purposes.
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The augmentation of slaves weakens the states; and such a trade is diabolical in itself, and disgraceful to mankind.
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The poor despise labor when performed by slaves.
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There is a Passion natural to the Mind of man, especially a free Man, which renders him impatient of Restraint.
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We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.
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Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss.
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