George Washington

A quote from George Washington

Let your heart feel for the affliction, and distresses of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse; remembering always, the estimation of the widow's mite. But that it is not everyone who asketh, that deserveth charity; all however are worthy of the inquiry, or the deserving may suffer.

— Letter to his nephew Bushrod Washington [January 15th, 1783]


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