I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.
More Quotes from George Washington:It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
If to be venerated for benevolence, if to be admired for talents, if to be esteemed for patriotism, if to be beloved for philanthropy, can gratify the human mind, you must have the pleasing consolation to know that you have not lived in vain.
Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
My temper leads me to peace and harmony with all men and it is peculiarly my wish to avoid any personal feuds or dissensions with those, who are embarked in the same great national interest with myself, as every difference of this kind in its conseq
We ought to be persuaded that the propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained.
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So that's why I said, if you look at the average, you would see the money New York got this year was in line with the average across the prior three years and substantially more, by a country mile, than the money given to any other city.