John Laurens to Martha Manning Laurens, in a letter dated November 9, 1777
This is the only letter from John to Martha that has been preserved.
‘You asked me, my dear father, what bounds I have set to my desire of serving my country in the military line? I answer glorious death, or the triumph of the cause in which we are engaged.’
Such were the brave words addressed by the gallant and dashing Colonel John Laurens to his father, from Washington’s snowbound headquarters at Valley Forge on January 23, 1778.
Thus, after nobly serving his country on numerous great occasions, with characteristic rashness, or perhaps indifference, Laurens needlessly sacrificed his life in a minor military engagement, as victory itself became a promise. In time the Colonies won their well-deserved independence. The fact, therefore, that fate saw fit to grant not one, but both of John Laurens’ expressed wishes, comprises the bitter tragedy of his brilliant but brief career.
|—||From “John Laurens: Carolina’s Romantic Contribution to the Revolutionary Ranks” by Mary-Elizabeth Lynah (via john-laurens)|
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Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens’s bedroom at Valley Forge.
What the fuck is that, “act my age”?
What do I care how old I am?
The Ocean is old as fuck.
It will still drown your ass with vigor.
THE FOUNDING BROS T shirt Series is available HERE just in time for July 4th (I hope lol).
Wear G-Wash, T-Jeffs, J-Mads, J-Ads, A-Hams, and B-Franks with pride.
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The picture’s called Robespierre’s Hat, 1794
i don’t care i love it » capital cities (europe)The City of Love; The Forum; The Old Smoke; The Eternal City; The Grey City; Venice of the North; The City of Violet Crown; The Whitestone
my hand slipped
I’ve been promising ladyhistory that I’d pick up the Mr. Washington Kindergarten teacher series again, so, this is me working on trying to get back to it!
(the t shirt is available here)
Red Rock Canyon, Waterton National Park by Spierry Images on Flickr.