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The following are related quotes:
- “Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British Empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the god that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of America.”
- (a) Jefferson, Thomas. (1775). “Letter to John Randolph”, Nov 29.
(b) Jefferson, Thomas. (1853). The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private, with Appendix, Vol One (editor: H.A. Washington). Correspondence (pgs. 202-04; quote, pg. 203). Taylor & Maury.
(c) Hazelton, John H. (1906). The Declaration of Independence: Its History (pg. 19). Da Capo Press, 1970.
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