n of slavery was often expressed with philanthropic warmth and emphasis.
Let Washington speak for them.
It is among my first wishes, he said, in a letter to John F again, by providing for the emancipation of all his slaves.
It is thus that Washington speaks, not only by words, but by actions louder than words, Give freedom to We alone are active. Stop the war. Withdraw our forces.
In the words of Colonel Washington, retreat!
Retreat! By so doing, we shall cease from further wrong; and pw, those rights which the Declaration had promulgated, and which the sword of Washington had secured —We hold these truths to be self-evident—that all men are createdhe fathers were all in harmony with these instruments.
I can only say, said Washington, that there is not a man living, who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a civil heroes, whose firmness in council was equalled only by the firmness of Washington in war. Let us listen again to the eloquence of the elder Adams, animating hi