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George Washington Had Two Horses Shot From Under Him

George Washington Had Two Horses Shot From Under Him

George Washington served with the British Army during the French and Indian War. In one battle, General Braddock and all of his officers on horseback were either killed or wounded—except for George Washington. Washington wrote this account of the battle in a letter to his brother, John A. Washington, on July 18, 1755: “But by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two…

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George Washington’s First Inaugural Address

George Washington’s First Inaugural Address

In his First Inaugural Address, George Washington clearly acknowledged God’s role in the founding of the United States. ” . . . it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a…

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