Monday, July 4, 2016

Quintessence of America

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"New York, in both its virtues and its vices—its excellences and its defects—its immense material progress, its gayety and good  humor, its active and eager intelligence, its intense energy, its vast treasures of wealth and knowledge, its presumptuous audacity, its reckless lawlessness, its organized disorder, is the very symbol and type of the country. New York is the quintessence of America."
Theodore Sedgwick III, quoted in Young America: The Flowering of Democracy in New York City

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