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The friends of humanity…

"The Boston Massacre" by Francis Luis Mora

“The friends of humanity will deprecate War, wheresoever it may appear; and we have experience enough of its evils, in this country, to know, that it should not be wantonly or unnecessarily entered upon. I trust, that the good citizens of the United States will show to the world, that they have as much wisdom in preserving peace at this critical juncture, as they have hitherto displayed valor in defending their just rights.” George Washington, Address to the merchants of Philadelphia, May 16, 1793

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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Other Speeches

 

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May the children…

"Under My Own Vine And Fig Tree" by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

“The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.” George Washington

Reference: “But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.” Micah 4:4

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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Letters

 

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To the distinguished…

The Prayer at Valley Forge by Arnold Friberg

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to laud the more distinguished Character of Christian. The signal instances of Providential goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labors with complete success demand from us a peculiar manner the warmest returns of gratitude and piety to the Supreme Author of all good.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in General Orders

 

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No People can be bound to acknowledge…

"Planning for Victory" by Pamela Patrick White

“No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2012 in Inaugural Speech

 

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