"I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving."

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 inform his fellow soldiers that "the strictest justice," along with deserved praise, would be "administred to all."

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


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