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Patrick Henry

May 29, 1736 - June 06, 1799
"Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover out waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation--the last arguments to which kings resort."source: Speech at the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775.force, betrayal, reconciliation, agreement, deception

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