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Henry Clay Quotes: Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
         

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.


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Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
         



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