Christmas Eve 1783

George Washington was a happy man on Christmas Eve 1783.  Having led our forces to victory in the American Revolution, surrendered his command to Congress, after having headed off an incipient mutiny by his officers justly frustrated by  an uncaring Congress’ failure to live up to promises made to them and the  men they led, and a triumphal progress on his way home, during which he continually spoke out for the necessity of a strong Union among the states, he had reached his heart’s desire:  home.  Christmas the next day was probably the happiest in his life.  May all of our readers have such a Christmas tomorrow.

Published in: on December 24, 2009 at 5:19 am  Comments Off on Christmas Eve 1783  
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