In celebration of George Washington's Birthday this month, a salute to General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and first President of the United States of America.
There is an interesting quote, attributed to George Washington, although the original source is unknown, mentioned in several publications regarding Governor Jonathan Trumbull and the American Revolution.
This quote, if Washington did say it, is in line with what he wrote to Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., upon hearing of his father, Governor Jonathan Trumbull's death.
2. George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., Mount Vernon, October 1, 1785, George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754-1799, Library of Congress.