Avoid the necessity of those…

11 Mar

"Burning of the Gaspee" by Kipp Soldwedel

“Hence, likewise, they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments, which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty. In this sense it is, that your Union ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty, and that the love of the one ought to endear to you the preservation of the other.” George Washington

Read: The Great Gaspee Affair by D.H.T.Shippey &  Michael Burns

Gaspee Virtual Archives: The Burning of the Gaspee off Rhode Island

Depositions and Letters: Documentary History of the Destruction of the Gaspee

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Posted by on March 11, 2012 in Farewell Address


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