Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion…




Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion…

Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion… --George Washington

Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions – The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.

George Washington

Year: 1776
Context: General Orders
Tags: Countrymen, Victory, aid, animate, blessings, cause, encourage, exertion, fail, goodness, honor, infamous, manly, mercenary, noble Action, praises, supreme Being, tyranny, vigorous, world



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