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George Washington’s Address to His Troops

George Washington’s Address to His Troops

This speech was delivered by General Washington to his troops just before the battle of Long Island, August 26, 1776. “The time is now near at hand, which must probably determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. “The…

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