"I shall not be deprived ... of a comfort in the worst event, if I retain a consciousness of having acted to the best of my judgment."

letter to Colonel Bassett, Jun. 19, 1775 | Wednesday, July 19, 1775

Editorial Notes

Washington's letter informs his brother-in-law he has been chosen the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.  While Washington has misgivings about his abilities he does not have any doubts about the just nature of the American cause.

From George Washington to Burwell Bassett, 19 June 1775

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