Quotation by Frances Wright

... every sapient prophecy with regard to America has been disproved. We were forewarned that she was too free, and her liberty has proved her security; too peaceable, and she has been found sufficient for her defence; too large, and her size has ensured her union. The bonds of union, indeed, are more numerous and intimate than can be easily conceived by foreigners. A people who have bled together for liberty, who equally appreciate and equally enjoy that liberty which their own blood or that of their fathers has purchased, who feel, too, that the liberty which they love has found her last asylum on their shores—such a people are bound together by ties of amity and citizenship far beyond what is usual in national communities.
Frances Wright (1795–1852), Scottish author and speaker; relocated to America. Views of Society and Manners in America, February 1820 entry (1821).

Speaking of the United States forty-four years after the Revolution.
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