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4013. INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS Surplus taxes and.—[continued].

We consider the employment [
in public improvements] of the contributions
which our citizens can spare, after
feeding, and clothing, and lodging themselves
comfortably, as more useful, more moral, and
even more splendid, than that preferred by
Europe, of destroying human life, labor, and
To Baron Von Humboldt. Washington ed. vii, 75. Ford ed., x, 89.
(M. 1817)