To see men without…

02 Mar

"The March to Valley Forge" by William Trego

“To see men without clothes to cover their nakedness—without blankets to lay on—without shoes, by which their marches might be traced by the blood from their feet—and almost as often without provisions as with; Marching through frost and snow, and at Christmas taking up their winter quarters within a days march of the enemy, without a house or hut to cover them till they could be built and submitting to it without a murmur, is a mark of patience and obedience which in my opinion can scarce be paralleled.” George Washington

Read: The Winter at Valley Forge, George Washington’s Letter to John Banister

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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Character, Letters


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One response to “To see men without…

  1. williamdbailey

    December 29, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Reblogged this on The Founder's Blog and commented:
    – George Washington, letter to John Banister, April 21, 1778; Fitzpatrick 11:291


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