George Washington: Founding Father Quote

George Washington Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 1180 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1180 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1180 It may be laid down, as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the
protection of a free government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal
services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official
exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform
Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called
forth at Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency.

George Washington: letter to Alexander Hamilton (2 May 1783)

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