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Fox Business – George Washington 1777 letter praising God, heaven, destiny sells for more than $275,000

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17: The signature of George Washington, the first president of the United States, is seen on a letter he wrote regarding the United States' constitution, at Christie's Auction House on June 17, 2013 in New York City. The letter is expected to be sold for $1,000,000 - $2,000,000. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Amazing. Seriously amazing.

Fox Business reports this history making news: https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/joyous-george-washington-praises-god-heavenly-destiny-rare-1777-battlefield-letter

Joyous George Washington praises God, heaven, destiny in rare 1777 battlefield letter on sale for first time

Document valued at $275,000 — ‘You can feel his excitement, the fervor, jump off the page,’ says auctioneer

FB reports:

“A celebratory letter signed by Gen. George Washington praising divine guidance for the turning-point victory in the American Revolution went on auction on Wednesday. 

‘This singular favour of Providence is to be received with thankfulness,’ Washington wrote to Brigadier Gen. James Potter on Oct. 18, 1777, days after Continental troops smashed superior British forces in the Battle of Saratoga. 

The letter, which is being sold online by the Raab Collection, is valued at $275,000. 

It has been in the hands of Gen. Potter’s descendants since 1777, according the auctioneer.  

The general added to Potter, ‘The happy moment which Heaven has pointed out for the firm establishment of American Liberty ought to be embraced with becoming spirit.’”

Notice the British spelling of the now-Americanized word “favor” – which Washington spells in the British fashion (still in use in England!) as “favour.” Just one small indicator of the overwhelming might of the British Empire on the American colonies as they struggled for their freedom.

As Americans watch the on-going impeachment inquiry unfold – a decided showcase of democracy in action –  it is worth a moment to reflect that George Washington never took his eye off the creation and permanent support of that American democracy