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Statuary Hall, U.S. Capital

Photography by Carol Highsmith

© Carol Highsmith

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The Hall of the House of Representatives, now Statuary Hall, was the location of John Quincy Adams's fight against the gag rule. Here, on February 21, 1848, while seated at his desk, "Old Man Eloquent" would suffer a fatal stroke and die two days later.

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