My ardent desire is, and my aim has been…to comply strictly with all our engagements foreign and domestic…




My ardent desire is, and my aim has been…to comply strictly with all our engagements foreign and domestic…

My ardent desire is, and my aim has been…to comply strictly with all our engagements foreign and domestic… --George Washington

My ardent desire is, and my aim has been … to comply strictly with all our engagements foreign and domestic; but to keep the United States free from political connections with every other country. To see that they may be independent of all, and under the influence of none. In a word, I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for others; this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and happy at home.

George Washington

Year: 1775
Context: In a letter to Partick Henry
Tags: American character, ardent desire, foreign and domestic, happy at home, independent, influence, political connections, powers of Europe, respected abroad



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