713 – “I affirm, therefore, that our present position is one of apostasy; and to give the ballot to the Negro will be no innovation, but a return to the old paths, a restoration of that spirit of liberty to which the sufferings and sacrifices of the Revolution gave birth.”

–James A Garfield, 20th President of the United States of America

Quote Number:  920

Source: Garfield, James A. “Second Oration at Ravenna.” Speech, Ravenna, Ohio. July 04, 1865. In The Works of James Abram Garfield, Vol I. Burke A Hinsdale, editor. James R Osgood and Company: Boston. 1882. Pg 89. Online Here.

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