Book Review: Martha Washington An American Life

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Joseph Warren Quote

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determined to be free, and heaven and earth will aid our resolution. On you depends the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.”

Dr. Joseph Warren (from his 1775 5th Anniversary Boston Massacre Oration)

20 Quotes from George Washington and His Generals

Salina B Baker

General George Washington

“Remember officers and soldiers that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of liberty.”

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General Benedict Arnold

What do you think would be my fate if my misguided countrymen were to take me prisoner?”

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General John Cadwalader

“General Howe is certainly gone to New York, unless the whole is a scheme to amuse and surprise.”

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General Thomas Conway

“Heaven has been determined to save your Country, or a weak General and bad Councellors would have ruined it.”

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General Christopher Gadsden

“What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.”

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General Horatio Gates 

“If Old England is not by this lesson taught humility, then she is an obstinate old slut, bent upon her ruin.”

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General Nathanael Greene 

“We fight, get beat, rise and fight again.”

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General William Heath

“I…

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