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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1621
AUTHOR: Samuel Adams (1722–1803)
QUOTATION: The country shall be independent, and we will be satisfied with nothing short of it.
ATTRIBUTION: SAMUEL ADAMS, remark in “small confidential companies.”—William Gordon, The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment, of the Independence of the United States of America, vol. 1, entry for March 9, 1774, p. 347 (1788, reprinted 1969).
SUBJECTS: Revolutionary War (1775–1783)