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AUTHOR: Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823–82)
QUOTATION: But, sir, I have said I do not dread these corporations as instruments of power to destroy this country, because there are a thousand agencies which can regulate, restrain, and control them; but there is a corporation we may all well dread. That corporation is the Federal Government.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator BENJAMIN H. HILL, remarks in the Senate on the Pacific Railroad funding bill, March 27, 1878, Congressional Record, vol. 7, p. 2067.
SUBJECTS: Government