George Washington: Founding Father Quote

George Washington Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 478 details Share on Google+ - Quote 478 Linked In Share Button - Quote 478 My ardent desire is, and my aim has been... to comply strictly with all our engagements foreign and domestic; but to keep the U States free from political connections with every other Country. To see that they may be independent of all, and under the influence of none. In a word, I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for others; this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and happy at home.

George Washington: letter to Patrick Henry, October 9, 1775

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