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I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account.
Preston Brooks
Good, Personal, Opinion

They had no right, as it seems to me, to prosecute me in these Halls; nor have you the right in law or under the Constitution, as I respectfully submit, to take jurisdiction over offenses committed against them.
Preston Brooks
Against, Law, Seems

Whatever insults my State insults me.
Preston Brooks
Whatever, State, Insults

But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers.
Preston Brooks
Time, History, Future

If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it? You all admit that I had him in my power.
Preston Brooks
Power, Admit, Desired

But if I had committed a breach of privilege, it was the privilege of the Senate, and not of this House, which was violated. I was answerable there and not here.
Preston Brooks
Here, House, Committed

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