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The spirit of freedom…

26 Jan

"LaFayette with Washington at Morristown" by Mort Kunstler

“It had been denied us, that all our attempts after peace had proved abortive, and had been grossly misrepresented, that we had done every thing which could be expected from the best of subjects, that the spirit of freedom beat too high in us to submit to slavery, and that, if nothing else could satisfy a tyrant and his diabolical ministry, we are determined to shake off all connexions with a state so unjust and unnatural. This I would tell them, not under covert, but in words as clear as the sun in its meridian brightness.” George Washington in a letter to Joseph Reed

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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Letters

 

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