Saturday, January 21, 2012

Love, Not War

On July 25, 1785, George Washington wrote to the Marquis de Lafayette,

“…I will banish the sound of War from my letter:—I  wish to see the sons and daughters of the world in Peace and busily employed in the more agreeable amusement of fulfilling the first and greatest commandment—Increase and Multiply….”

Worthington Chauncey Ford, ed., The Writings of George Washington: Vol. 10: 1782-1785 (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1891), 476.
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