• And we will move forward to our work, not howling out regrets like slaves whipped to their burdens, but with gratitude for a task worthy of our strength, and thanksgiving to Almighty God that He has marked us as His chosen people, henceforth to lead in the regeneration of the world.

    Maiden speech in the Senate. "Congressional Record", Senate, 56th Congress, 1st session, pp. 704-712, January 09, 1900.
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