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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 8

6. John T. Hoffman, Liberty and Order: Address Delivered before the New York Association for the Advancement of Science and Art, February 7, 1876 (New York: United States Publishing Co., 1876). (28 p.)

Lecture on topics related to political science, including suffrage, political power, national versus state and local authority, governmental indebtedness, taxation, etc. The tone of the speech can be deduced from this statement regarding the right to vote. “Suffrage, of itself, is no panacea for political evils. If ignorant, it is easily controlled by combinations of money and power. Nevertheless, general suffrage is the best guaranty to both governors and governed; is the best protection at once to liberty and to order.” (A bookplate on the cover of this pamphlet reads “Major Gen’l Winfield S. Hancock.”)