Sunday, November 11, 2012

He is a complete gentleman

Day 314

“You will doubtless have been informed that the Congress have unanimously appointed George Washington, Esqr. General and Commander in Chief of the American forces. I beg leave and recommend him to your respectful notice. He is a complete gentleman. He is sensible, amiable, virtuous, modest, and brave. I promise myself that your acquaintance with him will afford you great pleasure, and I doubt not his agreeable behavior and good conduct will give great Satisfaction to our people of all denominations.”     

~Thomas Cushing to James Bowdoinsr~

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