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I have been called upon…

14 Feb

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“I am now Imbarked on a tempestuous ocean, from whence perhaps no friendly harbor is to be found. I have been called upon by the unanimous voice of the Colonies to the command of the Continental Army. It is an honor I by no means aspired to. It is an honor I wished to avoid, as well as from an unwillingness to quit the peaceful enjoyment of my Family, as from a thorough conviction of my own Incapacity & want of experience in the conduct of so momentous a concern; but the partiallity of the Congress, added to some political motives, left me without a choice.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s letter to Colonel Bassett, June 19, 1775

Remember: 10 Articles of Advice by George Washington

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Posted by on February 14, 2013 in Letters, Uncategorized

 

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