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"The man who stands upon his own soil,
who feels, by the laws of the land in which he lives,
-- by the laws of civilized nations,
-- he is the rightful and exclusive owner of the land which he tills,
is, by the constitution of our nature, under a wholesome influence,
not easily imbibed from any other source."

Edward Everett
(1794-1865) American politician (Whig), educator from Massachusetts, served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State, taught at Harvard University, served as president of Harvard.

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