"But if we are to be told by a foreign Power ... what we shall
do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek,
and have contended hitherto for very little."
(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
letter to Alexander Hamilton, 8 May 1796, Reference: The Writings of George Washington, Fitzpatrick, ed., vol. 35 (40)
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