The House, being strong, should be generous … but the constituents have a right to more than generosity…. The law gives me my seat. In the name of the law I ask for it. I regret that my personality overshadows the principles involved in this great struggle; but I would ask those who have touched my life, not knowing it, who have found for me vices which I do not remember in the memory of my life, I would ask them whether all can afford to cast the first stone … then that, as best judges, they will vacate their own seats, having deprived my constituents of their right here to mine.