OBSERVATIONS ON THE CLIMATE AND AGRICULTURE OF
THE WESTERN STATES, THE MANNERS OF THE PEOPLE,
THE PROSPECTS OF EMIGRANTS, &c. &c.
"From the disorders that disfigure the annals of the Republics of Greece and Italy, the
advocates of despotism have drawn arguments, not only against the forms of republican
government, but against the very principles of civil liberty. They have decried all free
governments as inconsistent with the order of society, and have indulged themselves in
malicious exultation over its friends and partizans. Happily for mankind, stupendous
fabrics reared on the basis of liberty, which have flourished for ages, have, in a few glori-
ous instances, refuted their gloomy sophisms. And, I trust, America will be the broad and
solid foundation of other edifices not less magnificent, which will be equally permanent
monuments of their error."-General Alexander Hamilton.
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