A few scattered accounts, collected and combined together, may lead us to two certain conclusions: 1. That all the American Indians are one kind of people; 2. That they are the same as the people in the northeast of Asia.
A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
But a multitude of people, even the two hundred million of the Chinese empire, cannot subsist without civil government.
Besides a happy policy as to civil government, it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice, equity, and public right.
There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others, and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately produce the general population of America.
We stand a better chance with aristocracy, whether hereditary or elective, than with monarchy.
Let the grand errand into America never be forgotten.
All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind, except one, and that seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America.
But Connecticut and Rhode Island have originally realized the most perfect polity as to a legislature.
But after the spirit of conquest had changed the first governments, all the succeeding ones have, in general, proved one continued series of injustice, which has reigned in all countries for almost four thousand years.
The greater part of the governments on earth may be termed monarchical aristocracies, or hereditary dominions independent of the people.
The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right.