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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1357
AUTHOR: George Washington (1732–99)
QUOTATION: We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth New Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.
ATTRIBUTION: General GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Major General Philip Schuyler, July 15, 1777.—The Writings of George Washington, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick, vol. 8, p. 408 (1933).

This letter concerns the loss of Fort Ticonderoga.
SUBJECTS: Perseverance