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7205. REFORM, Suffrage and.—

revolution of 1800 was as real a revolution in
the principles of our government as that of
1776 was in its form; not effected, indeed, by
the sword, as that, but by the rational and
peaceable instrument of reform, the suffrage
of the people.
To Spencer Roane. Washington ed. vii, 133. Ford ed., x, 140.