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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1706
AUTHOR:George Washington (1732–99)
QUOTATION:Not only do I pray for it, on the score of human dignity, but I can clearly forsee that nothing but the rooting out of slavery can perpetuate the existence of our union, by consolidating it in a common bond of principle.
ATTRIBUTION:Attributed to GEORGE WASHINGTON.—John Bernard, Retrospections of America, 1797–1811, p. 91 (1887). This is from Bernard’s account of a conversation he had with Washington in 1798. Unverified.
SUBJECTS:Slavery
 
 
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