I believe this, on the contrary, the strongest Government on earth. What need they torture their heads with that which others have taken so strictly and so unalterably into their own purveying? These are the fruits which a dull ease and cessation of our knowledge will bring forth among the people. " It may be imagined whether I resisted this appeal or failed to accompany him again, hand in hand, to the schoolroom. It has been the uniform practice of each President to avoid, as far as possible, the convening of Congress in extraordinary session.