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“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” – Samuel Adams in the Boston Gazette 1781
Source: The Lady Federalist.
Samuel Adams was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention of 1781, Massachusetts legislator and governor, statesman and patriot.
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