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How can you sleep so peacefully…?

In Anecdotes, Gleanings from Readings on August 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

generalgreeneAbout General Nathaniel Greene, during one of his campaigns in the American Revolution:

“Touring his camp before dawn one day the general awakened a slumbering officer and asked how he could sleep so peacefully when the army was in such danger. Thereupon the officer replied that it was because he knew General Greene was there.”

Quoted in Thomas Jefferson and His Times: Vol. 5 by Dumas Malone.

 

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