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We shall rejoice…

09 Apr

"Colonel Knox Bringing the Cannons from Fort Ticonderoga" by John Ward Dunsmore

“As to the fatal, but necessary, operations of War. When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in that happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations, shall enable us to return to our Private Stations in the bosom of a free, peaceful and happy Country.” George Washington

Source: George Washington to New York Legislature, June 26, 1775

Read: George Washington Birthday Address to the Maryland Senate, February 18, 2008

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Posted by on April 9, 2012 in Letters

 

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