Friday, August 8, 2008

Founders' Daily Quote: 8 Aug 08

"[Y]our late purchase of an estate in the colony of Cayenne, with a view to emancipating the slaves on it, is a generous and noble proof of your humanity. Would to God a like spirit would diffuse itself generally into the minds of the people of this country; but I despair of seeing it."

--George Washington (letter to Marquis de Lafayette, 10 May 1786); Reference: Washington's Maxims, 159.

Dear General Washington, It did come. It was very bloody and terrible, but we won. The slaves are now free men and women, and they are our equals. I just pray to God that one day they, too, would realize this. Good day.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary's News and Ideas.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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