What Did George Washington Say To His Troops As They Were About To Cross The Delaware River?


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Billy Price Profile
Billy Price answered
He said... "OK mo foes, I hope you can swim!!!" If not, yo a$$ is dead!!!
ferhad dadkhah Profile
ferhad dadkhah answered
Discouragement  list :
Praise did not keep washington from faling discouraged often he believed he could not holdout long enough to win ,following are several comments he wrote throughout the war.
1776 -such in my situation that if I were to wish the bitterest curse to an enemy on this side of the grave I should put him in my stead with my feeling...,,
(crossing from delaware river have happaned in this year .
1779 -,,...there is every appearance that the army will infallibly disband in a fortnight ,,
1781 - ,,...it is vain to think that an army can be kept to gether much longer under such a variety of sufferings as ours has experienced .
1780 - we are during the winter ,dreaming of independence and peace ,without using the means to become so,,Washington wrote in 1790 in the spring when our recruits are with army in training,we have just discovered the necessity of calling for them and by the fall , after a distressed and inglorious camping for want of them we begin to get a few men , which come in just in time enough to eat our provisions...
thanked the writer.
james caison
james caison commented
I gave you a thumbs up for such an epic answer, however I don't know what in the wide world of sports you were talking about.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
It wasn't what he said, but what he had read, It was a quote from Thomas Paine's pamphlet that was titled "The American Crisis", and it began with these words.
"These are 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. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."

The initial crossing started at 3:00 p.m. On Christmas day 1776, and wasn't done until 3:00 a.m. On the 26th. Victory ensued.

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