Originally posted by GrndLkNatv
His brother Samuel Washington was my 9 generations ago grandfather and this story has been told down through the years in our family finally passing
to me from my grandmother C. Funkhouser and grandfather, W. Holloway.
Really? That's pretty cool! Is there any more info you could add to this?
I researched this after I first read it by reading through Washington's letters and dispatches during that time.
During the winter he became increasingly dispondant at the condition of his troops (the cavalry was in worse shape) and the repeated demands to
Congress which went unanswered by them.
Then, just when he was, literally, about to throw in the towel in this one letter, all of a sudden, the next day, he burned off a letter to Congress
and basically told them to get off their dead arses or they would lose this war, and that lit a fire under them and they all of a sudden sent a
delegation with supplies to the army and that was the real turning point of the Revolution from what I can tell and I am convinced that that was the
day after he had received this vision.
Also, as stated, the terminology of the Vision - "Birth, progress and Destiny of America" is actually what led to the Manifest Destiny Movement in
Further, I have compared the Vision to the Scriptures and came up with 13 points where the Vision is in Concert with the Word. This latter is on my
So, I am convinced of the veracity of the Vision.
While on this subject, while I was reading his correspondances I came across two letters of note.
Many say that George was a Mason and thus he should be allowed to respond to these accusations in defense of himself and, in fact, he did.
One Baptist Church Minister wrote him a letter, upon his appointment as President and specifically asked him if he was and his reply was that he had
been to about 2 Masonic Meetings in 20 years (hardly a Grand Mason as some have said, led alone a leader of a Lodge). Then a group of Mason's wrote
him a letter and in his reply to them, you can easily read between the lines and he 'suggested' to them not to try anything funny in this
For what it may be worth.
Now, there were some founding father's who were Masons, like B. Franklin who was a Rosicrusioner - and who managed to keep this country enslaved,
financially, to the Crown by promising that we would pay our loan back to them - which we are still paying, by the way.
These are the people that one would need to watchout for in their researches. But I am convinced that George was cool...