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[125] As for the foreigner or the resident alien, it is his1 duty to attend strictly to his own concerns, not to pry into other people's business, and under no condition to meddle in the politics of a country not his own.

In this way I think we shall have a fairly clear2 view of our duties when the question arises what is proper and what is appropriate to each character, [p. 129] circumstance, and age. But there is nothing so essentially proper as to maintain consistency in the performance of every act and in the conception of every plan.

1 (5) allens.

2 Duty and Propriety.

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