Volume 59: Archdeacon Scott letters, 1822-1844: No. 079

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perfect state of representation & instead or every man being returned to represent a particular interest, we shall ere long have the elected to represent the interest of the nation at large, & the nest of thieves & plunderers will be utterly rooted out & the Gov.t left to attend to their duties & not to do & defend jobs to please corrupt managers, & if they do not do their duty, a watchful & fairly elected Parl.t will make them - To expect a pure representation -  or a total abolition of bribery is to expect a state of moral perfection wholly impossible; nevertheless, by

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