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1776 Important Quotes

1. “Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.” George Washington, p. 11

2. “Every Machiavellian policy is now to be vindicated towards the people of America.” George Johnstone, p. 25

3. “…It was not difficult to distinguish him from all the others. His personal appearance is truly noble and majestic, being tall and well-proportioned.” James Thacher about George Washington, p. 42

4. “Upon the whole, I cannot help saying—although I have never entered the mysteries of government, having applied myself to my shop and my business—that it is always seemed strange to me that people who contend so much for civil and religious liberty should be so ready to deprive others of their natural liberty.” Theophilis Lillie, p. 107

5. “The sun never shined on a cause of greater worth.” Thomas Paine, p. 118

6. “Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation.” Thomas Paine, p. 118

7. “The future happiness or…

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