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" Remember that it is the actions, and not the commission, that make the officer, and that there is more expected from him, than the title. "

Address to the Officers of the Virginia Regiment | Thursday, January 08, 1756

Editorial Notes

These lines are from an address given on the occasion of the suspension of a member of the Virginia Regiment who was found guilty of cheating at a card game while playing with his fellow officers.  Washington used this opportunity to admonish his fellow soldiers to always maintain self-discipline and behave honorably.

Address to the Officers of the Virginia Regiment, 8 January 1756