I never know what South Carolina thinks of a measure. I never consult her. I act to the best of my judgment, and according to my conscience. If she approves, well and good. If she does not, or wishes any one to take my place, I am ready to vacate. We are even.
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Source Notes: Source: JOHN C. CALHOUN, Representative and Senator.Walter J. Miller, Calhoun as a Lawyer and Statesman, part 2, The Green Bag, June 1899, p. 271. Although Miller states I will cite his own words, this quotation has not been verified in Calhouns writings.
John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 March 31, 1850) was a prominent United States politician from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century.