Quotation by Benjamin Harrison

[James G. Blaine's] devotion to the public interests, his marked ability, and his exalted patriotism have won for him the gratitude and affection of his countrymen and the admiration of the world. In the varied pursuits of legislation, diplomacy, and literature his genius has added new luster to American citizenship.
Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), U.S. president. Executive Order, January 27, 1893. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897, p. 385, Government Printing Office (1898).

James G. Blaine died on January 27, 1893, after serving as Harrison's secretary of state.
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