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I am afraid the teachings of the not distant future may vindicate me from the imputation that I am over-zealous, over suspicious, and over-anxious, in warning my countrymen to "scan the evil omens -- obsta principiis."
Believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfect creature than he now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentient beings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long-continued slow progress.
SCATTERED here and there through the stacks of unpublished manuscript which constitute this formidable Autobiography and Diary of mine, certain chapters will in some distant future be found which deal with "Claimants" -- claimants historically notorious: Satan, Claimant; the Golden Calf, Claimant; the Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, Claimant; Louis XVII.,
In 1793 he published Political Justice, a book that excoriated the present but gave promise of a distant future in which there will be no war, no crime, no administration of justice, as it is called, and no government.