The following quote appeared in a book I was reading:

“May I be punished, if my decision was not communicated to me by Shemaiah and Abtalion!” At once, his opinion was accepted.

The author attributes this quote to Hillel. What is the original source for this quote?

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    Which book?....
    – robev
    Mar 10, 2021 at 16:45

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It seems to be from Yerushalmi Pesachim 6:1:

אע"פ שהיה יושב ודורש להן כל היום לא קיבלו ממנו עד שאמר להן יבוא עלי כך שמעתי משמעיה ואבטליון כיון ששמעו ממנו כן עמדו ומינו אותו נשיא עליהן.‏

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