Washington's Crossing Quotes

David Hackett Fischer
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"American troops lacked experience and camp discipline, and they paid a terrible price. They polluted their camps and fouled their water supply. The result was a polydemic of dysentery, "putrid fevers," typhoid fever, malaria, and enteric diseases." The Fall of New York, p.87

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." The Crisis, p.140

"Our republics cannot exist long in prosperity. We require adversity and appear to possess most of the republican spirit when most depressed." The Crisis, p.143

"It may be said that this is an application for powers that are too dangerous to be entrusted. I can only add that desperate diseases require desperate remedies...

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