"The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor" by Nathaniel Currier
“We began a Contest for Liberty and Independence ill provided with the means for the war, relying on our own Patriotism to supply the deficiency.” George Washington
Read: The War for Independence by Howard Henry Peckham
Posted by George Washington Inn on April 10, 2012 in General Orders
Tags: Boston Tea Party, Currier, deficiency, George Washington, Howard Henry Peckham, independence, means, Nathaniel Currier, patriotism, supply, war
April 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm
What is the source for the quote, “”We began a contest for liberty ill provided with the means for the war, relying on our patriotism to supply the deficiency.” I have searched Fitzpatrick, Ford, and Papers with no success.
George Washington Inn
April 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm
I had to go looking myself, but eventually found it on page 158 of “The War for Independence” by Howard Henry Peckham (the book linked as a recommended read) with a reference that it was extracted from his General Orders. I’ve updated it from the more shortened/edited version that was originally found on several quotation sites.
April 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm
Thanks. I finally located it in Fitzpatrick v. 21, General Orders, Jan. 30, 1781. Thanks also for the recommendation of Peckham’s book. I will add it to my list.
April 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm
Awesome! I couldn’t locate the date and year in Peckham’s book. Thanks for the help!
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