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The Works of Alexander Hamilton; Cabinet Papers. 1789-1794 (Paperback) Loot Price: R555
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The Works of Alexander Hamilton; Cabinet Papers. 1789-1794 (Paperback): Alexander Hamilton
The Works of Alexander Hamilton; Cabinet Papers. 1789-1794 (Paperback): Alexander Hamilton

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The Works of Alexander Hamilton; Cabinet Papers. 1789-1794 (Paperback)

Alexander Hamilton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 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...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Alexander Hamilton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-94844-2
Barcode: 9781235948442
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-235-94844-7

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