• We are not to expect perfection in this world; but mankind, in modern times, have apparently made some progress in the science of government.

    George Washington, Jared Sparks (1835). “The Writings of George Washington: pt.III. Private letters from the time Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the army to that of his inauguration as president of the United States: December, 1783-April, 1789. 1835”, p.318
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