"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

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