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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The bonds of unity in the early American Republic
this you have every inducement of sympathy and interest. Citizens, by
birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to
concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you
in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of
patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners,
habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought
and triumphed together; the independence and liberty you possess are
the work of joint counsels, and joint efforts of common dangers,
sufferings, and successes."