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3773. HONESTY, Consciousness of.—

Of you, my neighbors, I may ask, in the face of
the world, “whose ox have I taken, or whom
have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed,
or of whose hand have I received a bribe to
blind mine eyes therewith”? On your verdict
I rest with conscious security.—
To the Inhabitants of Albemarle County, Va. Washington ed. v, 439. Ford ed., ix, 251.
(M. April. 1809)