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Webster's Reply to Hayne

Painting of Senator Daniel Webster addressing the Senate in a crowded Senate Chamber.
Senator Daniel Webster's (MA) reply to Senator Robert Hayne (SC) in 1830 is regarded as one of the greatest addresses ever delivered in the Senate.
credit: Boston Art Commission; "Webster's Reply to Hayne" by George P.A. Healy