Saturday, October 28, 2006

Henry Laurens, Letter to John Lewis Gervais, Aug. 5, 1777

"...Our greatest Enemies are within ourselves & not among those Men who oppose us by Arms or who honestly & openly profess themselves averse from our measures & politics. You would be astonished were you here to see the number & influence of the property Men. I call them so because almost every Man of them were the most Vigorous in opposing the measures of the British Ministry until they perceived that opposition, proceeding to a serious War, then fear of the Loss of Life & Estate shocked their faith. they wished to remain neuter, they still acknowledged that America had been greatly aggreived but withdrew from the Councils & Society of their former Colleagues under pretences, some that Independence had been declared too soon, others that it had never been their design to be Independent. A few such we have in Carolina, observe them, they are Men of property called sensible & good Sort of Men. They are cunning Men, & their cunning is exceedingly baneful to a cause which in their hearts they wish well. If we lose that Cause it will be the effect of their timidity & their pernicious examples. Whether their wishes to enjoy their Estates in quiet will succeed I know not-I rather beleive they will drag a few years of life through painful reproaches & reflections- but I say, Such Men in this State & that of New York abound-& unless the progress of Burgoyne & his junction with Sir William Howe is Speedily prevented they will have room to expand to join the Enemy & to reduce the friends of Freedom to the utmost hazards & difficulties...."

1 Comments:

At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen! Mr. Laurens knew of which he spoke. And today we have the Rockefellers and their ilk, which are more in liege to the globalist transnationalist CFR/TC/Bilderbergers, etc. who have set themselves against American sovereignty and welfare. Pray that God help those of us who have been awakened, and give us the strength to fight the counter-revolution.

 

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