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" These wards, called townships in New England, are the vital principle of their governments, and have proved themselves the wisest invention ever devised by the wit of man for the perfect exercise of self-government, and for its preservation. "
Historic Towns of New England - Stran 5
avtor: Lyman P. Powell - 1898
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The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia: A Comprehensive Collection of the Views of ...

Thomas Jefferson - 1900 - 1009 strani
...injunction, " divide the counties into wards." — To JOSEPH C. CABELL. vi, 544. (M., 1816.) 1858. . These wards, called townships in New England, are the vital...exercise of selfgovernment, and for its preservation. — To SAMUEL KERCHIVAL. vii, 13. FORD EDV x, 41. (M., 1816.) 1859. COUNTIES, The State and.— A county...
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The national government. The state governments

James Bryce Bryce (Viscount) - 1900
...eulogium of Jefferson, who eighty years ago desired to see the system transplanted to his own Virginia : "Those wards called townships in New England are the...invention ever devised by the wit of man for the perfect exorcise of self-government, and for its preservation. . . . As Cuto then concluded every speech with...
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By the People: Arguments and Authorities for Direct Legislation Or the ...

Eltweed Pomeroy - 1900 - 116 strani
...emphasizes the truth' of the remark of Jefferson on the New England towns and their town meetings: They "have proved themselves the wisest invention ever...man for the perfect exercise of self-government." Selfgovernment is true democracy, and is the result of centuries of toil. To safeguard their rights...
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Old Virginia and Her Neighbours, Količina 2

John Fiske - 1900
...the vital principle of opinion of 1 township their governments, and have proved themselves govemthe wisest invention ever devised by the wit of man for...the perfect exercise of self-government, and for its preservation.t ... As Cato, then, concluded every speech with the words Carthago dclenda cst, so do...
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Direct Legislation; Or, The Veto Power in the Hands of the People

Frank Parsons - 1900 - 173 strani
...ample provision made for the education of children.1 Thomas Jefferson referred to the town-meeting as "the wisest invention ever devised by the wit of man for the per* In other places the thot occurred and was acted upon. In the seventeenth century the fundamental...
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History and Proceedings of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Količina 3

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association - 1901
...local governments. Often have they been eulogized. The words of Jefferson are fresh in our minds. " Those wards called townships in New England are the...of self-government, and for its preservation." It remains for us who enjoy these blessings, by patriotic, zealous care, to hand to those who shall succeed...
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The Rending of Virginia

Granville Davisson Hall - 1902
...Congress). In the discussion on county organization, Mr. Van Winkle had quoted Jefferson, who declared: "Those wards, called townships in New England, are...exercise of self-government and for its preservation." The township system was adopted, the town supervisors to constitute the county fiscal board. Thia board,...
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The Rending of Virginia: A History

Granville Davisson Hall - 1901 - 630 strani
...organization, Mr. Van Winkle had quoted Jefferson, who declared: "Those wards, called townships in Ncw England, are the vital principle of their governments...exercise of self-government and for its preservation." The township system was adopted, the town supervisors to constitute the county fiscal board. This board,...
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A Manual of Civics for New York Schools

Charles William Bardeen - 1902 - 676 strani
...vote. The influence of the town meeting was considered so important by Jefferson that he said: 4i These wards, called townships in New England, are the vital...exercise of self-government and for its preservation. * * * We owe to them the vigor given to our Revolution in its commencement in the Eastern states. '...
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The Rending of Virginia: A History

Granville Davisson Hall - 1902 - 630 strani
...organization, Mr. Van Winkle had quoted Jefferson, who declared: "Those wards, called townships in Kew England, are the vital principle of their governments...exercise of self-government and for its preservation." The township system was adopted, the town supervisors to constitute the county fiscal board. This beard,...
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