Specimen Pages of a Proposed Publication of the Papers of Washington, Franklin, Etc

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Stran 45 - The officers and men are all good looking people, and decent in their deportment, and I really believe will make good soldiers as soon as I can get the better of this nonchalance of theirs. Bravery, I believe, they are far from wanting.
Stran 14 - The general most earnestly requires and expects a due observance of those articles of war established for the government of the army, which forbid profane cursing, \ swearing and drunkenness; and in like manner he requires and expects of all officers and soldiers, not engaged on actual duty, a punctual attendance on divine service, to implore the blessings of Heaven upon the means used for our safety and defense.
Stran 33 - have, with one united voice, appointed you to the high station you possess. The Supreme Director of all events hath caused a wonderful union of hearts and counsels to subsist among us. " Now, therefore, be strong, and very courageous. May the God of the armies of Israel shower down the blessings of his Divine providence on you ; give you wisdom and fortitude, cover your head in the day of battle and danger, add success, convince our enemies of their mistaken measures, arid that all their attempts...
Stran 14 - They are now the Troops of the United Provinces of North America ; and it is hoped that all Distinction of Colonies will be laid aside ; so that one and the same spirit may animate the whole, and the only Contest be, who shall render, on this great and trying occasion, the most essential Service to the great and common cause in which we are all engaged.

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