628 – “In conclusion it may be permitted to me to remark that I have often warned my countrymen of the dangers which now surround us. … I feel that my duty has been faithfully, though it may be imperfectly, performed, and, whatever the result may be, I shall carry to my grave the consciousness that I at least meant well for my country.”

–James Buchannan, 15th President of the United States of America

Quote Number:  900

Source: Buchannan, James. “Special Message.” Speech, Washington D.C., January 08, 1861. The American Presidency Project. Online Here.

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