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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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Let your conversation be…

The Home of Washington (see details*)

“Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for it is a sign of a tractable and commendable nature.” George Washington

*Details on The Home of Washington: By Thomas Oldham Barlow (English, 1824-1889), after Thomas Rossiter (1818-1871) and Louis Mignot (1831-1870), both American, 1860.

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Advice


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The spirit of freedom…

"LaFayette with Washington at Morristown" by Mort Kunstler

“It had been denied us, that all our attempts after peace had proved abortive, and had been grossly misrepresented, that we had done every thing which could be expected from the best of subjects, that the spirit of freedom beat too high in us to submit to slavery, and that, if nothing else could satisfy a tyrant and his diabolical ministry, we are determined to shake off all connexions with a state so unjust and unnatural. This I would tell them, not under covert, but in words as clear as the sun in its meridian brightness.” George Washington in a letter to Joseph Reed

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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Letters


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