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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1078
AUTHOR: Daniel Webster (1782–1852)
QUOTATION: The contest, for ages, has been to rescue Liberty from the grasp of executive power.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator DANIEL WEBSTER, speech in the Senate, May 27, 1834, on President Andrew Jackson’s protest.—The Works of Daniel Webster, 10th ed., vol. 4, p. 133 (1857).