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[155] out of the dark and narrow bondage of royal tyranny into the broad light of republican freedom.

‘rebel’ he was to those who denied the chartered liberties of his struggling countrymen, but to-day, under every sun and in every clime, the name of this ‘rebel’ is to all freemen the synonym of constitutional liberty.

And yet had not success been his, Washington were none the less a patriot and a champion of freedom.

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