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William Hooper: letter to Samuel Johnston, September 26, 1776

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May the almighty give the Congress and our Generals wisdom, fortitude and perseverance, and teach the fingers of our army to fight.

Thomas McKean: letter to John Adams, 19 September 1777

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Our cause is good, our army in health and high spirits, and more numerous that that of the enemy. May the divine Disposer of all events crown our victuous endeavors with success and save our country; of this we may be confident, "for he delights in virtue, and that which he delights in must be happy."

Thomas McKean: letter to John Adams, 19 September 1777

Quote 1071 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1071 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1071 There—for your entertainment & amusement, will pass before you in Review the rise and fall of succeding Empires, from the birth of time to the present period—there you will at leisure Review the various Stages, and shifting scenes of the last glorious Revolution, in which you, Sir, with your compatriot Army, have reaped the Laurels of the well-fought Field, and returned triumphant with the plaudit of a gazing World. there, you will enjoy the pleasing satisfaction of viewing, as the fruit of your services in those "anxious days and nights" spent in conflicting War, an Empire rising with unrivalled dignity—And there—not confined to the present sphere, your contemplations will expand, and look forward to the brighter scenes of Eternity, and anticipate that future glory which the "pure and benign light of Revelation" most perfective of human Virtue, has taught you so firmly to realize—and there—will you, greatly perfect in those virtues which "were the characteristic of the divine author of our blessed Religion, & in humble imitation of whom," you will ripen for that seat of immortal felicity, to which, when satisfied with life, may you be raptured by an Escort of Guardian Angels. I have the honor to be with all imaginable respect

Lyman Hall: letter to George Washington, 15 August 1783

Quote 1084 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1084 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1084 Our Liberty and most essential privileges are struck at: Arbitrary courts are set over us, and trials by juries taken away: The Press is so restricted that we cannot complain: An army of mercenaries threatened to be billeted on us: The sources of our trade stopped; and, to compleat our ruin, the little property we had acquired, taken from us, without even allowing us the merit of giving it; I really dread the consequence.

Charles Thomson: letter to Benjamin Franklin, September 24, 1765

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The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under god, on the courage and conduct of the army.

George Washington: before the battle of Long Island, August 26, 1776
For God and Country (T.K. Marion)

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esteem to all.

George Washington: Letter of Instructions to the Captains of the Virginia Regiments, 29 July 1759
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Quote 1187 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1187 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1187 But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.

George Washington: formal acceptance of command of the Army, June 16, 1775

Quote 1188 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1188 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1188 The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army ... There is nothing that gives a man consequence, and renders him fit for command, like a support that renders him independent of everybody but the State he serves.


Quote 1212 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1212 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1212 Of a very different nature, tho' only one degree better than the other reasoning, is all that sublimity of nonsense and alarm, that has been thundered against it in every shape of metaphoric terror, on the subject of a bill of rights, the liberty of the press, rights of conscience, rights of taxation and election, trials in the vicinity, freedom of speech, trial by jury, and a standing army. These last are undoubtedly important points, much too important to depend on mere paper protection. For, guard such privileges by the strongest expressions, still if you leave the legislative and executive power in the hands of those who are or may be disposed to deprive you of them you are but slaves.

Roger Sherman: The Countryman - Nov 22, 1787
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