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1851 Excerpt: ...part of my resolution, I was duped into by the
Secretary of the Treasury, and made a tool for forwarding his
schemes, not then sufficiently understood by me; and of all the
errors of my political life, this has occasioned me the deepest
regret. It has ever been my purpose to explain this to you, when,
from being actors on the scene, we shall have become uninterested
spectators only. The second part of my resolution has been
religiously observed with the War Department; and as to that of the
Treasury, has never been farther swerved from, than by the mere
enunciation of my sentiments in conversation, and chiefly among
those, who, expressing the same sentiments, drew mine from me. If
it has been supposed that I have ever intrigued among the members
of the legislature to defeat the plans of the Secretary of the
Treasury, it is contrary to all truth; as I never had the desire to
influence the members, so neither had I any other means than my
friendships, which I valued too highly to risk by usurpations on
their freedom of judgment, aud the conscientious pursuit of their
own sense of duty. That I have utterly, in my private
conversations, disapproved of the system of the Secretary of the
Treasury, I acknowledge and avow; and this was not merely a
speculative difference. His system flowed from principles adverse
to liberty, and was calculated to undermine and demolish the
republic, by creating an influence of his department over the
members of the legislature. I saw this influence actually produced,
and its first fruits to be the establishment of the great outlines
of his project, by the votes of the very persons who, having
swallowed his bait, were laying themselves out to profit by his
plans; and that, had these persons withdrawn, as those interested
in a questi...
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