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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5289
AUTHOR:Josiah Quincy (1772–1864)
QUOTATION:If this bill [for the admission of Orleans Territory as a State] passes, it is my deliberate opinion that it is virtually a dissolution of the Union; that it will free the States from their moral obligation; and, as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, definitely to prepare for a separation,—amicably if they can, violently if they must. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Abridged Cong. Debates, Jan. 14, 1811. Vol. iv. p. 327.
 
Note 1.
The gentleman [Mr. Quincy] cannot have forgotten his own sentiment, uttered even on the floor of this House, “Peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must.”—Henry Clay: Speech, Jan. 8, 1813. [back]
 

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