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We have therefore to resolve…

03 Mar

"The Battle of Hobkirk's Hill" by Pamela Patrick White

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army—Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; this is all we can expect—We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die.” George Washington

Read: General Orders, George Washington, July 2, 1776

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Posted by on March 3, 2012 in General Orders

 

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