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Painting of Senator Daniel Webster addressing the Senate in a crowded Senate Chamber.


"This is a Senate, a Senate of equals, of men of individual honor and personal character, and of absolute independence.  We know no masters, we acknowledge no dictators.  This is a hall for mutual consideration and discussion; not an arena for the exhibition of champions."

-Senator Daniel Webster, 'Second Reply to Hayne.' Senate floor speech, January 26-27, 1830.