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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vol. IV: Literature of the Republic, Part I., Constitutional period, 1788–1820
 
Noted Sayings, Part I
 
Reply to the French Directory. 1796.

  Millions for defence, but not one cent for tribute.
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. 1746–1825.    
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A Toast on the Anniversary of Jefferson’s Birthday, 13 April, 1830.

  Our Federal Union: it must be preserved.
Andrew Jackson. 1767–1845.    
  2
 
Against the Admission of Louisiana to the Union. 1811.

  I am compelled to declare it as my deliberate opinion, that, if this bill passes, the bonds of this Union are virtually dissolved; that the States which compose it are free from their moral obligations, and that as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, to prepare, definitely, for a separation: amicably, if they can; violently, if they must.
Josiah Quincy III. 1772–1864.    
  3
 
A Naval Hero’s Sentiment. 1816.

  Our Country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our Country, right or wrong.
Stephen Decatur. 1779–1820.    
  4
 
After the Victory on Lake Erie, September, 1813.

  We have met the enemy, and they are ours.
Oliver Hazard Perry. 1785–1819.    
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