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7171. REBELLION, Freedom from.—

We have had thirteen States independent eleven


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years. There has been one rebellion. That
comes to one rebellion in a century and a half
for each State. What country before ever existed
a century and a half without a rebellion?—
To W. S. Smith. Washington ed. ii, 318. Ford ed., iv, 467.
(P. 1787)
See Government.