18th-century Politician Quotes

After being asked to stop his long and tedious speech because no one was listening to him:
Never mind, I'm talking to Buncombe.
Buncombe, in North Carolina, was the place Felix represented. He coined the word 'bunk'

When General Glascock of Georgia was asked, upon taking his seat in Congress, if he would like to be introduced to Clay:
No, sir! I am his adversary, and choose not to subject myself to his fascination.