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Maintain the liberty…

"Battle of Lexington" by William Barnes Wollen

“At a time, when our lordly masters in Great Britain will be satisfied with nothing less than the deprivation of American freedom, it seems highly necessary that something should be done to avert the stroke, and maintain the liberty, which we have derived from our ancestors. But the manner of doing it, to answer the purpose effectually, is the point in question. That no man should scruple, or hesitate a moment, to use arms in defence of so valuable a blessing, on which all the good and evil of life depends, is clearly my opinion. Yet arms, I would beg leave to add, should be the last resource, the dernier resort. Addresses to the throne, and remonstrances to Parliament, we have already, it is said, proved the inefficacy of. How far, then, their attention to our rights and privileges is to be awakened or alarmed, by starving their trade and manufacturers, remains to be tried.” George Washington, Letter to George Mason, Apr. 5, 1769

Read: The Battle of Lexington and Concord

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2012 in Letters

 

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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

Read: What Was The Boston Massacre?

 
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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

Read: George Washington and Micah’s Vine and Fig Tree Vision

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Letters

 

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And by teaching…

"Storming of a British Redoubt by American Troops at Yorktown" by Eugene-Louis Lami

And by teaching the people themselves to know and to value their own rights; to discern and provide against invasions of them; to distinguish between oppression and the necessary exercise of lawful authority; between burthens proceeding from a disregard to their convenience and those resulting from the inevitable exigencies of Society; to discriminate the spirit of liberty from that of licentiousness, cherishing the first, avoiding the last, and uniting a speedy, but temperate vigilence against encroachments, with an inviolable respect to the laws.” George Washington

Read: First State of the Union Address to Congress by George Washington, January 8, 1790

 
 

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The bosom of America…

Evacuation Day – George Washington’s Triumphal Entry into New York City by E. P. and L. Restein

The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment. George Washington

Read: A Model of Christian Charity by Governor John Winthrop

Watch: Godly Minds, Bold Hearts – a short preview of a book by K. L. Kraemer

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Other Speeches

 

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Endeavor to live…

Washington at the Battle of Princeton – January 3, 1777 by Don Troiani

“The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.” General George Washington

General Orders, Jul 9, 1776 – General George Washington to the Parole Manchester from Head Quarters, NY

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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The General hopes and trusts…

“The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.” General George Washington

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Posted by on June 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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