It having pleased the Almighty…

16 Apr

"George Washington" by John Ward Dunsmore

“It having pleased the Almighty ruler of the Universe to defend propitiously the Cause of the United American-States and finally by raising us up a powerful Friend among the Princes of the Earth, to establish our liberty and Independence upon lasting foundations, it becomes us to set apart a day for gratefully acknowledging the divine Goodness, and celebrating the important Event which we owe to His benign Interposition.” George Washington, General Orders – May 5, 1778

Read: French Alliance Brings Joy to Washington at Valley Forge

Question: Are Americans Abandoning God?


Posted by on April 16, 2012 in General Orders


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2 responses to “It having pleased the Almighty…

  1. joshuajmasters

    April 16, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Thank you for sharing these amazing quotes from our first president.

  2. Shelley Strong

    November 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Do you know how I might obtain a print of this painting of George Washington by John Ward Dunsmore? I would sincerely appreciate your help.


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