The Best Patriots...
" I can never trace the concatenation of causes, which led to
these events, without acknowledging the mystery and admiring the goodness of
Providence. To that superintending Power alone is our retraction from the brink
of ruin to be attributed....
Nor would I rob the fairer Sex of their share in the glory of a
revolution so honorable to human nature, for, indeed, I think you Ladies are in
the number of the best Patriots America can boast."
-George Washington, August 31, 1788, in a letter to Annis Boudinot Stockton.