A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume 1

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Bureau of National Literature, 1897 - 7116 pagina's
V. 1. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson -- v. 2. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams -- v. 3. John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson -- v. 4. Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren -- v. 5. Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk -- v. 6. James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce -- v. 7. Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln -- v. 8. Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson -- v. 9. Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant -- v. 10. Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur -- v. 11. Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland -- v. 12. Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison -- v. 13. Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland -- v. 14. Grover Cleveland, William McKinley -- v. 15. William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt -- v. 16. Theodore Roosevelt -- v. 17. Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft -- v. 18. William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson -- v. 19. Encyclopedic index, A-L.-- v. 20. Encyclopedic index, M-Z; Biographic index.
 

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Pagina 212 - It is, indeed, little else than a name, where the government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of the society within the limits prescribed by the laws, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyment of the rights of person and property.
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