Edward Carrington

Edward Carrington (February 11, 1748 – October 28, 1810) was an American soldier and statesman from Virginia. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army, serving as quartermaster to General Nathanael Greene’s southern campaign. He commanded artillery at the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill and the Siege of Yorktown. He was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati.
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Quotes about or to Edward Carrington

Quote 256 details Share on Google+ - Quote 256 Linked In Share Button - Quote 256 Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.

Thomas Jefferson: letter to Edward Carrington, January 16, 1787

Quote 465 details Share on Google+ - Quote 465 Linked In Share Button - Quote 465 It is on great occasions only, and after time has been given for cool and deliberate reflection, that the real voice of the people can be known

George Washington: letter to Edward Carrington, May 1, 1796