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Your country is at stake…

28 Mar

"Nancy Morgan Hart" by Louis S. Glanzman

“My brave fellows, you have done all I asked you to do, and more than can be reasonably expected; but your country is at stake, your wives, your houses and all that you hold dear. You have worn yourselves out with fatigues and hardships, but we know not how to spare you. If you will consent to stay one month longer, you will render that service to the cause of liberty, and to your country, which you probably can never do under any other circumstances.” George Washington, Encouraging his men to re-enlist in the Army, December 31,1776

Read: Nancy Morgan Hart, A Heroine of the Revolution

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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in Other Speeches

 

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