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Caleb Cushing

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Entertaining these opinions of the course to be pursued, I beg of gentlemen to look at the question, as I have done, in a calm review of facts and of principles.

— Caleb Cushing

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And if this House is to be scared, by whatever influences, from its duty, to receive and hear the petitions of the People, then I shall send my voice beyond the walls of this Capitol for redress.

— Caleb Cushing

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Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People.

— Caleb Cushing

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I declare and protest in advance, that I do not intend, at this time at least; to be drawn or driven into the question of slavery, in either of its subdivisions or forms.

— Caleb Cushing

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I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution to receive the petitions; after which, it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason and principle shall dictate.

— Caleb Cushing

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It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between the refusal to receive a petition, or its summary rejection by some general order, and the denial of the right of petition.

— Caleb Cushing

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Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers.

— Caleb Cushing

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Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?

— Caleb Cushing

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The right of petition is an old undoubted household right of the blood of England, which runs in our veins.

— Caleb Cushing

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The right of petition, I have said, was not conferred on the People by the Constitution, but was a pre-existing right, reserved by the People out of the grants of power made to Congress.

— Caleb Cushing

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He became an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1852 and during the administration of President Franklin Pierce from March 7 1853 until March 3 1857 was 23rd Attorney General of the United States. Grant for the United States before the Geneva Tribunal of Arbitration on the Alabama claims. He did not see combat during this conflict and entered Mexico City with his reserve battalion several months after that city had been pacified.

Congressman from Massachusetts and Attorney General under President Franklin Pierce. Caleb Cushing (January 17 1800 – January 2 1879) was an American diplomat who served as a U.

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