Wednesday, 4 December 2013

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Washington's farewell to his officers

Washington's Farewell to His Officers
Washington's Farewell by Alonzo Chappel 1866.jpg
Engraving after painting by Alonzo Chappel
Date December 4, 1783
Location New York
After British troops evacuated New York, the tavern hosted an elaborate "turtle feast" dinner on December 4, 1783, in the building's Long Room for U.S. Gen. George Washington where he bade farewell to his officers of the Continental Army by saying "[w]ith a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable."[10][11][12]

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