I now exist in the land of the living by…

13 Apr

"Washington As Captain In The French And Indian War" by Junius Brutus Stearns

“As I have heard since my arriv’l at this place, a circumstantial acct. of my death and dying speech, I take this early oppertunity of contradicting both, and of assuring you that I now exist and appear in the land of the living by the miraculous care of Providence, that protected me beyond all human expectation; I had 4 Bullets through my Coat, and two Horses shot under me, and yet escaped unhurt.“ George Washington, Letter to John Augustine Washington, July 18, 1755

Source: The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources

Read: Bulletproof The French and Indian War: Account of a British Officer

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