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If new difficulties arise…

“The Engagement between the Surveillante and HMS Quebec” by George Carter

“This stroke is severe indeed, and has distressed us much. But, notwithstanding things at present have a dark and gloomy aspect, I hope a spirited opposition will check the progress of General Burgoyne’s army, and that the confidence derived from his success will lead him into measures that will, in their consequences be favorable to us. We should never despair, our position has before been unpromising, and has changed for the better; so, I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions, and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the times.” George Washington

Source: George Washington’s Letter to Major General Philip Schulyer, July 15, 1777

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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Letters

 

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I shall rely confidently…

"George Washington" by Rembrandt Peale

“I shall rely therefore, confidently, on that Providence which has heretofore preserved, and been bountiful to me, not doubting but that I shall return safe to you in the fall.” George Washington, Letter to Martha Washington, June 18, 1775

Watch: Fort Ligonier in The French and Indian War

Read: George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French and Indian War

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Letters

 

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Real patriots…

"Washington, Lafayette, and Tilghman at Yorktown" by Charles Willson Peale

“Real Patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favourite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Farewell Address 1796

Discover: The Ride of Tench Tilghman

 
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Posted by on March 21, 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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Be courteous to all…

President George Washington Leaving Mount Vernon by Layne Johnson

“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 the appellation.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2012 in Advice

 

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I shall rely…

“I shall rely, confidently, on that Providence which has hitherto preserved and been bountiful to me.” George Washington

Washington prays at Valley Forge

Washington prays at Valley Forge

Enjoy the best of the Olympic Peninsula and sense George Washington’s legacy at George Washington Inn.

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Valley Forge

 

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