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7336. REPUBLICANISM (Partisan), Corruption.—

How long we can hold our
ground I do not know. We are not incorruptible;
on the contrary, corruption is making
sensible though silent progress. Offices are
as acceptable in Virginia as elsewhere, and
whenever a man has cast a longing eye on
them, a rottonness begins in his conduct.—
To Tench Coxe. Ford ed., vii, 380.
(M. May. 1799)