• Character enough of an opposite description ... My opinion is ... that you could as soon scrub the blackamore white, as to change the principles of a profest Democrat; and that he will leave nothing unattempted to overturn the Government of this Country.

    George Washington, David Maydole Matteson, United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission (1797). “The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources, 1745-1799”
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