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3649. HAPPINESS, Public approbation and.—

The anxieties you express to administer
to my happiness, do, of themselves, confer that happiness, and the measure will
be complete, if my endeavors to fulfil my
duties in the several public stations to which
I have been called, have obtained for me the
approbation of my country.—
To the Inhabitants of Albemarle County, Va. Washington ed. v, 439. Ford ed., ix, 250.
(M. April. 1809)