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I know [patriotism] exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.
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George Washington

1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)

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