„Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.“

Zdroj: Address on Laying the Cornerstone of the Bunker Hill Monument (1825), p. 78
Kontext: Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country. And, by the blessing of God, may that country itself become a vast and splendid monument, not of oppression and terror, but of Wisdom, of Peace, and of Liberty, upon which the world may gaze with admiration for ever!

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