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Yes, sir, from Constantinople, or from the Brazils; from Turk or christian; from black or white; from the dey of Algiers or the bey of Tunis; from the devil himself, if he wore a crown, we should receive a minister.Clay, Henry
Source: Representative HENRY CLAY, Emancipation of South America, speech in the House of Representatives, March 28, 1818.The Life and Speeches of the Honorable Henry Clay, ed. Daniel Mallory, vol. 1, p. 359 .Clay was Speaker of the House 18111814, 18151820, and 18231825. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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