Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.

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In the appointments to the great offices of the government, my aim has been to combine geographical situation, and sometimes other considerations, with abilities and fitness of known characters

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Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

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Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

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The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.

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If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.

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