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“The value of liberty…

"George Washington and Family" by Thomas Prichard Rossiter

“George Washington and Family” by Thomas Prichard Rossiter

“The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Letter to the People of the State of South Carolina, May 1790

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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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True friendship…

"Washington and Staff at Fort Lee" by John Ward Dunsmore

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.” George Washington

Read: The Story Behind Fort Lee

Discover: The George Washington Bridge – An Overview

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Be courteous to all…

"Hetty Reading the Scriptures to the Indians" by Christian Schussele

“Be courteous to all but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation.” George Washington

Read: Diary of Hetty Shepard, a Puritan Girl

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Letters

 

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