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Quotation by Administration in the State of Sout
If this creature is a murderer, then so are we all. This snake has killed one British soldier; we have killed many. This is not murder, gentlemen. This is war.
Administration in the State of Sout, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). South Carolina: A Guide to the Palmetto State (The WPA Guide to South Carolina), p. 408, Oxford University Press (1941).
Plea by an American soldier for the life of a rattlesnake found near a dead British soldier, after the 1780 battle of the Blue Savanna.
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