“First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of. Pious, just humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting…. The purity of his private charter gave effulgence to his public virtues….”
—George Washington, delivered by , 26 December 1799, official eulogy of
“His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man.” –Thomas Jefferson about George Washington
Our nation was blessed to have him for as long as we did. Without him, the Continental Army could not have prevailed.