Remarks on a "Reprint of the Original Letters from Washington to Joseph Reed during the American Revolution, Referred to in the Pamphlets of Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks": During the American Revolution, Referred to in the Pamphlets of Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks

Remarks on a "Reprint of the Original Letters from Washington to Joseph Reed during the American Revolution, Referred to in the Pamphlets of Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks": During the American Revolution, Referred to in the Pamphlets of Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks

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Remarks on a "Reprint of the Original Letters from Washington to Joseph Reed during the American Revolution, Referred to in the Pamphlets of Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks": During the American Revolution, Referred to in the Pamphlets of Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks

Remarks on a "Reprint of the Original Letters from Washington to Joseph Reed during the American Revolution, Referred to in the Pamphlets of Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks": During the American Revolution, Referred to in the Pamphlets of Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks

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So much has already been written concerning the manner in which certain portions of Washington's Writings were edited; that perhaps those, who have bestowed attention upon the subject, may think nothing more is necessary to enable them to form a proper judgment of the case. I have no disposition to protract the controversy by reviving discussions, that may seem to have been exhausted. In my Reply to the Strictures of Lord Mahon and Others, and in a subsequent Letter to Lord Mahon, it has been my aim to state facts without disguise, to explain the principles by which I have been guided, and to vindicate myself from erroneous charges and injurious suspicions, without censuring the opinions entertained by others on the general points at issue, or attempting to establish my own by arguments.

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