Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
George Washington (173299)
Not only do I pray for it, on the score of human dignity, but I can clearly forsee that nothing but the rooting out of slavery can perpetuate the existence of our union, by consolidating it in a common bond of principle.
Attributed to GEORGE WASHINGTON.John Bernard, Retrospections of America, 17971811, p. 91 (1887). This is from Bernards account of a conversation he had with Washington in 1798. Unverified.