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Letter to the Marquis de Lafayette 25 July As the complexion of European politics seems now from letters I have received from the Marqs.
My first wish is to see this plague to mankind banished from off the Earth, and Dr. king essay contests sons and Daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements and exercising them for the destruction of mankind: Abbot transcription given at Founders Online differs slightly: We are either a united people, or we are not.
If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a Nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it.
Letter to James Madison, 30 November My manner of living is plain. I do not mean to be put out of it. A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready; and such as will be content to partake of them are always welcome.
Those, who expect more, will be disappointed, but no change will be effected by it. Letter to Robert Morris 12 April If you tell the Legislatures they have violated the treaty of peace and invaded the prerogatives of the confederacy they will laugh in your face.
What then is to be done? Things cannot go on in the same train forever. It is much to be feared, as you observe, that the better kind of people being disgusted with the circumstances will have their minds prepared for any revolution whatever. We are apt to run from one extreme into another.
What astonishing changes a few years are capable of producing! I am told that even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of government without horror.
From thinking proceeds speaking, thence to acting is often but a single step. Would to God that wise measures may be taken in time to avert the consequences we have but too much reason to apprehend. Retired as I am from the world, I frankly acknowledge I cannot feel myself an unconcerned spectator.
Nor could it be expected that my sentiments and opinions would have much weight on the minds of my Countrymen — they have been neglected, tho' given as a last legacy in the most solemn manner. I had then perhaps some claims to public attention. I consider myself as having none at present. University Press of Virginia,pp.
Page scan at American Memory Library of Congress If they have real grievances redress them, if possible; or acknowledge the justice of them, and your inability to do it at the moment. If they have not, employ the force of government against them at once. Letter to Henry Lee 31 October The only stipulations I shall contend for are, that in all things you shall do as you please.
I will do the same; and that no ceremony may be used or any restraint be imposed on any one. Letter to David Humphreysinviting him to an indefinite stay at Mt. Letter to James Madison 2 March Your young military men, who want to reap the harvest of laurels, don't care I suppose how many seeds of war are sown; but for the sake of humanity it is devoutly to be wished, that the manly employment of agriculture and the humanizing benefits of commerce, would supersede the waste of war and the rage of conquest; that the swords might be turned into plough-shares, the spears into pruning hooks, and, as the Scripture expresses it, "the nations learn war no more.
Comment of late or early upon his slavesas recorded by David Humphreysin his notebooks on his conversations with Washington, now in the Rosenbach Library in Philadelphia The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institutions may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest of purposes.All essays will be judged on the author’s knowledge of the following: Dr.
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George Washington (22 February – 14 December ) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from to , and later became the first President of the United States of America, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice and remained in from to He is generally regarded as the "Father of his country".
At the February 1 Board of Education meeting, Mr. Rodney Martin, Diversity Partner from Warner Norcross and Judd, presented the awards for the 11th annual Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.