743 – “I rely confidently on the patriotism of the people, on the dignity and self-respect of the States, on the wisdom of Congress, and, above all, on the continued gracious favor of Almighty God to maintain against all enemies, whether at home or abroad, the sanctity of the Constitution and the integrity of the Union.”

–Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States of America

Quote Number:  899

Source: Pierce, Franklin. “Third Annual Message.” December 31, 1855. American Presidency Project. Online Here.

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