Friday, October 5, 2012

Dear Syrian Rebels Part 3

Tench Tilghman, an aide de camp of George Washington, described how Washington treated Tories, Americans Loyal to the British: “He is blessed wherever he goes for the Tory is protected in person and property equally with the Whig.  And indeed I often think more, for it is his Maxim to convert by good Usage and not by Severity.” Tench Tilghman to his Loyalist father, James Tilghman, 22 February 1777, in Samuel Alexander Harrison, editor, Memoir of Lieut. Col. Tench Tilghman: Secretary and aid to Washington… (Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1876), page 153   
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