George Washington

A quote from George Washington

To see men without Cloathes to cover their nakedness?without Blankets to lay on?without Shoes, by which their Marches might be traced by the Blood from their feet?and almost as often without Provisions as with; Marching through frost & Snow, and at Christmas taking up their Winter Quarters within a days March of the enemy, without a House or Hutt to cover them till they could be built & submitting to it without a murmur, is a Mark of patience & obedience which in my opinion can scarce be parallel'd.

— George Washington to John Banister. [April 21st, 1778]


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