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Daniel Webster

1782 – 1852

Pre-Civil War, era American statesman Daniel Webster negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty defining the Eastern border between the United States and Canada. This statue is located near his former home at 1603 Massachusetts Avenue. The Daniel Webster Memorial consists of a 12-foot (3.7 m) bronze statue of Webster on an 18-foot (5.5 m) granite pedestal in a sober classical style. The statue was sculpted by Gaetano Trentanove. On the east and west sides of the pedestal are bronze bas-relief panels illustrating events in Webster's life. One panel illustrates his suggestion to Senator Robert Hayne that to secede from the Union is illegal. The second panel illustrates Webster's speech at the dedication of the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston. Webster's statement, "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable" is engraved on one side of the memorial.

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