|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|John Dickinson. (17321808)|
| Then join in hand, brave Americans all!|
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
| The Liberty Song (1768).|
| Our cause is just, our union is perfect.|
| Declaration on taking up Arms in l775. 1|
From the original manuscript draft in Dickinsons handwriting, which has given rise to the belief that he, not Jefferson (as formerly claimed), is the real author of this sentence. [back]