Monday, February 19, 2018

If he were not well-intentioned...

The Civil War Trust provides a biography of George Washington. It's not short but it is a lot shorter than one of the many book-length efforts and it is quite readable. On Washington's personality and character it quotes Abigail Adams:
He has a dignity which forbids familiarity mixed with an easy affability which creates love and reverence… [he] has so happy a faculty of appearing to accommodate and yet carrying his point, that if he was really not the best intentioned men in the world he might be a very dangerous one.
We were very fortunate in the "Father of Our Country."