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We began a contest…

"The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor" by Nathaniel Currier

“We began a Contest for Liberty and Independence ill provided with the means for the war, relying on our own Patriotism to supply the deficiency.” George Washington

Read: The War for Independence by Howard Henry Peckham

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in General Orders

 

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We shall rejoice…

"Colonel Knox Bringing the Cannons from Fort Ticonderoga" by John Ward Dunsmore

“As to the fatal, but necessary, operations of War. When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in that happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations, shall enable us to return to our Private Stations in the bosom of a free, peaceful and happy Country.” George Washington

Source: George Washington to New York Legislature, June 26, 1775

Read: George Washington Birthday Address to the Maryland Senate, February 18, 2008

 
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Posted by on April 9, 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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To be prepared…

Parker's Revenge, 19th of April 1775 by Don Troiani

“To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Advice

 

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To be prepared for War…

"Washington Rallying the Americans at the Battle of Princeton" (1848) by William T. Ranney

“To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2012 in Advice, Nation

 

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