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"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. "
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Letter to the New York Convention

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"It is vain to hope to guard against events too mighty for human foresight or precaution, and it would be idle to object to a government because it could not perform impossibilities."
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"When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation."
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"There is perhaps, nothing more likely to disturb the tranquillity of nations, than their being bound to mutual contributions for any common object that does not yield an equal and coincident benefit. For it is an observation as true, as it is trite, that there is nothing men differ so readily about as the payment of money."
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"If there was no other lovely feature in the Constitution but this one, it would diffuse a beauty over its whole countenance. Yet the lapse of a few years, and Congress will have power to exterminate slavery from within our borders."
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Letter to Noah Webster

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Letter to Noah Webster

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Letter to Noah Webster

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Letter to Noah Webster

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Grand entrance to Chickering Hall

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