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John Jay

January 01, 1990 - January 01, 1990
"What reason is there to expect that Heaven will help those who refuse to help themselves; or that Providence will grant liberty to those who want courage to defend it. ... Let not the history of the present glorious contest declare to future generations that the people of your country, after making the highest professions of zeal for the American cause, fled at the first apprearance of danger, and behaved like women. ... Instead of supplicating the protection of your enemies, meet them with arms in your hands--make good your professions, and let not your attachment to freedom be manifesteed only in your words."source: To the General Commitee of Tryon County, July 22, 1777.Providence, patriotism, defense, honor

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