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Franklin Pierce
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"With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined."
 
"Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion."
 
"I wish I could indulge higher hope for the future of our country, but the aspect of any vision is fearfully dark and I cannot make it otherwise."
 
"You have summoned me in my weakness. You must sustain me by your strength."
- Inaugural Address
 
"The storm of frency and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution."
 
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