Let me conjure you, in the name of our common country, as you value your own sacred honor, as you respect the rights of humanity, as you regard the military and national character of America, to express your horror and detestation of the man who wishes, under any specious pretenses to overturn the liberties of our country.
Source: Washington at Newburgh as quoted in “The Spirit of Seventy-Six: The story of American Revolution as told by the participants. Commager and Morris, 1958, p. l. Spelling modernized by The Moral Liberal.
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