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In contemplating the effect that separation from England would mean to him personally, John Adams wrote:

“If it be the pleasure of Heaven that my country shall require the poor offering of my life, the victim shall be ready at the appointed hour of sacrifice, come when that hour may. But while I do live, let me have a country, and that a free country.”

William J. Federer
America's God and Country (Amerisearch, 2000)

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