neither opportunity, nor civil speeches, nor large promises, nor
hope, nor fear, nor any other inducement, could provoke or suborn me to betray
the just claims and the true interests of my country, as I conceived them; and
that, whatever counsels I have offered to my fellow-citizens here, I have not
offered, like you, as if I were a false balance with a bias in favor of the
vendor. With a soul upright, honest and incorruptible, appointed to the control
of more momentous transactions than any statesman of my time, I have
administered them throughout in all purity and righteousness.