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" I cannot have escaped error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with truth, my errors have been of the understanding, not of intention ; and that the advancement of their rights and interests has been the constant motive for every measure. "
The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany - Page 56
1809
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

Henry Stephens Randall - Presidents - 1858
...escaped error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with truth, my errors have x>oen of the understanding, not of intention ; and that...Looking forward with anxiety to their future destinies, I trust that, in their steady character unshaken by difficulties, in their love of liberty, obedience...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

Henry Stephens Randall - Presidents - 1858
...with truth,. rav errors have t>een of the understanding, not of intention ; and lhat the advance^ ment of their rights and interests has been the constant...Looking forward with anxiety to their future destinies, I trust that, in their steady character unshaken by difficulties, in their love of liberty, obedience...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

Henry Stephens Randall - United States - 1871
...escaped error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with truth, my errors have oeen of the understanding, not of intention ; and that...considerations I solicit their indulgence. Looking forward with unxlety to their future destinies. I trust that, in their steady character unshaken by difficulties,...
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The Congressional Globe

United States. Congress - United States
...transaction of their business I cannot have escaped error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with truth my errors have been of the understanding,...Looking forward with anxiety to their future destinies, I trust, that, in their steady character, unshaken by difficulties, in their love of liberty, obedience...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in the ..., Volume 3

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1887
...transaction of their business I can not have escaped error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with truth, my errors have been of the understanding,...Looking forward with anxiety to their future destinies, I trust that, in their steady character unshaken by difficulties, in their love of liberty, obedience...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: 1807-1815

Thomas Jefferson - Presidents - 1898
...transaction of their business I cannot have escaped error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with truth, my errors have been of the understanding,...Looking forward with anxiety to their future destinies, I trust that, in their steady character unshaken by difficulties, in their love of liberty, obedience...
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1789-1817.-v.2. 1817-1833.-v.3. 1833-1841.-v.4. 1841-1849.-v.5. 1849-1861.-v ...

United States. President, James Daniel Richardson - United States - 1897
...transaction of their business I can not have escaped error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with truth my errors have been of the understanding,...Looking forward with anxiety to their future destinies, I trust that in their steady character, unshaken by difficulties, in their love of liberty, obedience...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Prepared Under ...

United States. President - Presidents - 1897
...transaction of their business I can not have escaped error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with truth my errors have been of the understanding,...Looking forward with anxiety to their future destinies, I trust that in their steady character, unshaken by difficulties, in their love of liberty, obedience...
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The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia: A Comprehensive Collection of the Views of ...

Thomas Jefferson - Political science - 1900 - 1009 pages
...viii, 601. (1812.) 2731. . I cannot have escapea error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with truth, my errors have been of the understanding, not of intention; and that the advancement of [the people's] rights and interests has been the constant motive of every measure. — EIGHTH ANNUAL...
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Letters and Addresses of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson - Statesmen - 1905 - 328 pages
...transaction of their business I cannot have escaped error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with truth, my errors have been of the understanding,...Looking forward with anxiety to their future destinies, I trust that in their steady character unshaken by difficulties, in their love of liberty, obedience...
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