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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Mark Twain (1835–1910)
QUOTATION: It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
ATTRIBUTION: MARK TWAIN (Samuel L. Clemens), Following the Equator, vol. 1 (vol. 5 of The Writings of Mark Twain), chapter 8, epigraph, p. 98 (1897, reprinted 1968).
SUBJECTS: Congress