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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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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume 1

United States. President, James Daniel Richardson - United States - 1910
...business I can not have escaped error. It is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say with tnith my errors have been of the understanding, not of intention,...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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Prologue

Archives - 1993
...an "imperfect" man he had made mistakes conducting the people's business, but he reminded Americans "that the advancement of their rights and interests has been the constant motive for every measure." Given the difficult challenges met in his second administration, Jefferson warned that the future held...
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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - History - 2002 - 333 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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American Presidents: Farewell Messages to the Nation, 1796-2001

Gleaves Whitney - Political Science - 2003 - 477 pages
...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,...their indulgence. Looking forward with anxiety to future destinies, I trust that in their steady character, unshaken by difficulties, in their love of...
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Light and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Jefferson - History - 2004 - 176 pages
...more attention or skill. 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 the people's rights and interests has been the constant motive of every measure. For honest errors,...
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The Statesman's Manual: Containing the Addresses and Messages of ..., Volume 1

United States. President - Presidents - 1858
...transaction of their business 1 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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Journal of the Senate of the United States of America

United States. Congress. Senate - Legislation - 1809
...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, not of intention, and that the ad* vancement of their rights and interests .has been the constant motive for every measure* On these...
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