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Thaddeus Stevens, c. 1865. (Library of Congress)

Thaddeus Stevens, c. 1865.
(Library of Congress)

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Thaddeus Stevens is buried in a small cemetery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His tombstone has this inscription:

I repose in this quiet and secluded spot
Not from any natural preference for solitude
But, finding other Cemeteries limited as to Race by Charter Rules,
I have chosen this that I might illustrate in my death
The Principles which I advocated
Through a long life

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