Prospectus

 

 

 

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As to the position that ‘the people always mean well,’ or, in other words, that they always mean to say and do what they believe to be right and just, -- it may be popular, but it cannot be true. The word people … applies to all the individual inhabitants of a country…. That portion of them who individually mean well never was, nor until the millennium will be considerable."
John Jay, Letter to Judge Peters, March 14, 1815