Leaving everything…

18 Apr

"John Paul Jones At The Constitutional Convention" by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Leaving everything to contend for that freedom they hold dear, they will have to wade through much blood and slaughter before they can carry any part of our works, if they carry them at all; and at best be in possession of a melancholy and mournful victory. May the sacredness of our cause inspire our soldiery with sentiments of heroism, and lead them to the performance of the noblest exploits.” George Washington

Source: George Washington’s Letter to Congress, July 10,1776


Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Letters


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3 responses to “Leaving everything…

  1. Living4Everyday

    April 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Love Impressionist Art! Thank you for posting : )

  2. williamdbailey

    April 19, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Your selection of quotes and artwork are frequently showcased on my George Washington page on Facebook.

    • George Washington Inn

      April 20, 2012 at 4:33 am

      Thanks for your interest! I hope many will follow your insightful posts as well.


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