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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Daniel Webster (1782–1852)
QUOTATION: We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator DANIEL WEBSTER, remarks in the Senate, May 7, 1834.—The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster, vol. 7, p. 121 (1903).
SUBJECTS: Congressmen