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" Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people. "
A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Elkhart County, Indiana - Page 61
edited by - 1905 - 793 pages
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The Life and Speeches of the Hon. Henry Clay ...

Henry Clay - United States - 1843
...the most sacred of duties to apply the proper corrective. Government is a trust, and the officers of government are trustees: and both the trust and the...trustees are created for the benefit of the people. Official incumbents are bound, therefore, to administer the trust, not for their own private or individual...
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Speeches

Calvin Colton - United States - 1863
...the most sacred of duties to apply the proper corrective. Government is a trust, and the officers of government are trustees ; and both the trust and the...trustees are created for the benefit of the people. Official incumbents are bound, therefore, to administer the trust, not for their own private or individual...
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History of the United States of America Under the Constitution, Volume 3

James Schouler - United States - 1885
...of his country. "Government is a trust," as Clay has well said, " and the officers of government arc trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people. Official incumbents are bound, therefore, to administer the trust, not for their own private or individual...
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History of the United States of America Under the Constitution, Volume 3

James Schouler - United States - 1885
...in the name of his country. " Government is a trust," as Clay has well said, " and the officers of government are trustees. And both the trust and the...trustees are created for the benefit of the people. Official incumbents are bound, therefore, to administer the trust, not for their own private or individual...
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Life of Henry Clay

Carl Schurz - Statesmen - 1887 - 399 pages
...raised his voice against the noxious innovation. This principle he laid down as his starting - point : " Government is a trust, and the officers of the government...trustees are created for the benefit of the people." In solemn words of prophecy he painted the effects which the systematic violation of this principle,...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 42; Volume 48

Religion - 1888
...new debasing regime. In his speech on his return home from service as Secretary of State, he said: " Government is a trust, and the officers of the government...trustees are created for the benefit of the people." Upon the whole, Clay's relations to our foreign diplomacy were advantageous to the country, being in...
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A Library of American Literature: Literature of the republic, pt. 4, 1861 ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman, Mrs. Ellen Mackay Hutchinson - American literature - 1890
...JAMES SCHOULEH. 18УУ-. " PUBLIC OFFICE IS A PUBLIC TRUST. From n Speech at Ashland, Ky., March, 1829. Government is a trust, and the officers of the government...created for the benefit of the people. HENRY CLAY. 1777-1852. From a Speech in the US Senate, 31 May, 1872. The appointing power of the pope is treated...
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A Pathfinder in American History for the Use of Teachers, Normal ..., Parts 1-2

Wilbur Fisk Gordy, Willis Ira Twitchell - United States - 1893
...be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. — George Washington. Government is a trust, and the officers of the government...created for the benefit of the people. — Henry Clay. I have heard something said about allegiance to the South. I know no South, no North, no East, no West,...
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Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources ...

Rev. James Wood - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1893 - 658 pages
...children. All governing over-much kills the self-help and energy of the governed. Wendell Phillips. , H. Clay. 20 Government is the greatest combination of forces known to human society. It can command...
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Patriotic Citizenship

Thomas Jefferson Morgan - Citizenship - 1895 - 368 pages
...fitness for"*' the service required, and to have their tenure of office depend upon their efficiency. Government is a trust, and the officers of the government...created for the benefit of the people. — Henry Clay. federal, state, and municipal. — and the enforcement therein of such just and sound principles and...
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