We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth New Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.
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Source Notes: Source: General GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Major General Philip Schuyler, July 15, 1777.The Writings of George Washington, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick, vol. 8, p. 408 .This letter concerns the loss of Fort Ticonderoga.
George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and first president of the United States (1789-97).