General Orders of Geo. Washington: Commander-in-chief of the Army of the Revolution, Issued at Newburgh on the Hudson, 1782-1783

E. M. Ruttenber & son, 1883 - 112 Seiten

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Seite 96 - Can you then consent to be the only sufferers by this revolution, and retiring from the field, grow old in poverty, wretchedness and contempt ? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in honor...
Seite 101 - ... stage of the war, that I am indifferent to its interests. But how are they to be promoted? The way is plain, says the anonymous addresser ; if war continues, remove into the unsettled country ; there establish yourselves, and leave an ungrateful country to defend itself.
Seite 106 - It is not the meaning nor within the compass of this address, to detail the hardships peculiarly incident to our service, or to describe the distresses, which in several instances have resulted from the extremes of hunger and nakedness, combined with the rigors of an inclement season; nor is it necessary to dwell on the dark side of our past affairs.
Seite 95 - But faith has its limits, as well as temper ; and there are points beyond which neither can be stretched, without sinking into cowardice or plunging into credulity.
Seite 100 - Gentlemen, — By an anonymous summons an attempt has been made to convene you together; how inconsistent with the rules of propriety, how unmilitary, and how subversive of all order and discipline, let the good sense of the army decide.
Seite 100 - ... calculated to impress the mind with an idea of premeditated injustice in the sovereign power of the United States, and rouse all those resentments which must unavoidably flow from such a belief that the secret mover of this scheme, whoever he may be, intended to take advantage of the passions...
Seite 96 - ... yet learned to discriminate between a people and a cause, between men and principles; awake, attend to your situation and redress yourselves! If the present moment be lost, every future effort is in vain, and your threats then will be as empty as your entreaties now.
Seite 103 - ... in the attainment of complete justice for all your toils and dangers, and in the gratification of every wish so far as may be done consistently with the great duty I owe my country, and those powers we are bound to respect, you may freely command my services to the utmost extent of my abilities...
Seite 67 - The Commander in Chief, far from endeavouring to stifle the feelings of joy in his own bosom, offers his most cordial congratulations on the occasion, to all the officers of every denomination — to all the troops of the United States in general, and in particular to those gallant and persevering men who had resolved to defend the rights of their invaded country so long as the war should continue ; for these are the men who ought to be considered as the pride and boast of the American army, and...
Seite 107 - And although the general has so frequently given it as his opinion in the most public and explicit manner that, unless the principles of the federal government were properly supported, and the powers of the Union increased, the honor, dignity and justice of the nation would be lost...

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