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We have no historical proof for that.

Wallace's first tape-recorded speech comes from two Dominihave the right to friars sent out to treat with him at the Battle of Stirling in 1297: "Tell your commander that we are not right here to make tranquility but to do battle, protect ourselves and also libeprice our kingdom. Let them come on, and we shall prove this in their very beards."

Beyond that, Wallace's recorded words acquire pretty boring. The Hastings Letter (a letter from Robert Hastangis, or Hastings, to Edward I, c. 1300) paraphrases Wallace talking around land legal rights, and also the Lübeck Letter, composed by William Wallace and also Andrew Moray, discusses safe passage for vendors.

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Our major sources for Wallace's actions come from chronicles (for instance, the Rishanger, Lanerprice, and Guisboturbulent Chronicles; John of Fordun's account of the Battle of Falkirk; Thomas Grey's Scalacronica). Chronicles are useful historic resources but are not known for their verbosity. They greatly just contain brief entries of bare-bones statements around occasions, and generally don't include a lot if any dialogue. Here's an excellent example, from the Scalacronica:

'<...> in the month of May William Wallace was preferred by the commons of Scotland as leader to raise battle versus the English, and he at the outcollection slew William de Heselrig at Lanark, the King's Sheriff of Clydesdale. The shelp William Wallace came by night upon the sassist sheriff and surprised him, as soon as Thomas de Gray, who was at that time in the suite of the said sheriff, was left stripped for dead in the mellay when the English were defending themselves. The said Thomas lay all night naked between 2 burning dwellings which the Scots had actually set on fire, whereof the heat maintained life in him, until he was recognised at daybreak and also brought off by William de Lundy, that led to him to be restored to health and wellness. And the adhering to winter, the said William Wallace charred all Northumberland.'

Burning 'all of Northumberland' only warrants a short sentence! Chroniclers on the whole didn't devote a lot time or parchment to speeches. Tright here are a couple of rolls that list Wallace's execution sentence and an 18th-century copy of a medieval Latin account of his trial (sadly the original manuscript was burnt), but that line doesn't show up in any kind of of them.