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Daniel Webster

 

“Mr President – when the mariner has been tossed for many days in thick weather, and on an unknown sea, he naturally avails himself of the first pause in the storm, the earliest glance of the sun, to take his latitude, and ascertain how far the elements have driven him from his true course. Let us imitate this prudence.”

“Second Reply to Hayne” address to the United States Senate, Washington DC, USA, Tuesday/Wednesday 26/27 January 1830

As US secretary of state, Daniel Webster negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty that defined the border between the United States and Canada. His First and Second Replies to Senator Hayne in 1830 were generally regarded as being among the most eloquent speeches ever delivered in Congress. Many ...

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