Washington Quotes on Death

"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms…

Address to the Continental Army before the Battle of Long Island | Tuesday, August 27, 1776


"Tis well."

Washington's last words, as recorded by Tobias Lear, in his journal | Saturday, December 14, 1799


"I will not give up the hope of seeing you at Mount Vernon, before I quit the stage of human action?the idea woud be too painful..."

From George Washington to Chastellux | Friday, August 20, 1784


"By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability and expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt…

GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to John A. Washington, Jul. 18, 1755 | Friday, July 18, 1755

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