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Quotation by James Madison
[Let] the Union of the States be cherished and perpetuated. Let the open enemy to it be regarded as a Pandora with her box opened; and the disguised one, as the Serpent creeping with his deadly wiles into paradise.
James Madison (1751–1836), U.S. president. "Advice to My Country" (1834). Madison Papers, Library of Congress.
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