[SOURCE: George Washington to the Ministers, Elders, and Deacons of the Reformed Dutch Church at Albany, 6/28/1782), The Writings of George Washington, 24:389 & 390)].
General Washington's Order About Military Chaplains:
“The Commander-in-Chief directs that Divine service be performed every Sunday at 11 o’clock, in each Brigade which has a Chaplain.
Those Brigades which have none will attend the places of worship nearest to them.
It is expected that officers of all ranks will, by their attendance, set an example for their men.
While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion.
To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to laud the more distinguished Character of Christian.
The signal instances of Providential Goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labors with complete success demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of gratitude and piety to the Supreme Author of all good.”
[SOURCE: General George Washington, GENERAL ORDERS, to troops at Valley Forge, May 2, 1778].
 General Washington Evangelizes Indian Children:
“Brothers": (NOTE: He is addressing Indian Chiefs);
"I am glad you have brought...Children of your principal Chiefs to be educated with us. I am sure Congress will open the Arms of love to them, and will look upon them as their own Children, and will have them educated accordingly.
This is a great mark of your confidence and of your desire to preserve the friendship between the Two Nations to the end of time, and to become One people with your Brethren of the United States….
You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, 'And Above All'... the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are.
Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention; and to tie the knot of friendship and union so fast, that nothing shall ever be able to loose it….
And I pray God He may make your Nation wise and strong.”
[NOTE: Washington Promises his personal prayers, after Promising that Christianity would make them a happier people. Thus Washington was very aggressive in his evangelizing]
[SOURCE: George Washington - Speech to the Delaware Indian Chiefs, May 12, 1779].
 General Washington Evangelizes Indian Tribes:
On February 8, 1785, George Washington wrote from Mount Vernon to the President of the Continental Congress:
“Toward the latter part of the year 1783, I was honored with a letter from the Countess of Huntington, briefly reciting her benevolent intention of spreading Christianity among the Tribes of Indians inhabiting our Western Territory; and expressing a desire of my advice and assistance to carry this charitable design into execution.
I wrote her Ladyship…that I wou’d give every aid in my power, consistent with the ease and tranquility, to which I meant to devote the remainder of my life, to carry her plan into effect….
Her Ladyship has spoken so feelingly and sensibly, on the religious and benevolent purposes of the plan, that no language of which I am possessed, can add aught to enforce her observations.”
[SOURCE: George Washington Letter to the President of the Continental Congress, from Mount Vernon, February 8, 1785].
 General Washington Desires to "Christianize" Indian Tribes:
You will also be pleased to accept my thanks for the treatise you presented,
(“An account of the manner in which the Protestant Church of the Unitas Fratrum, or United Brethren, preach the Gospel and carry on their mission among the Heathen,”)
and be assured of my patronage in your laudable undertakings.
In the meantime it will be a desirable thing, for the ... endeavors of your Society to civilize and Christianize the Savages of the Wilderness.
Under these impressions, I pray Almighty God to have you always in His Holy Keeping.”
[SOURCE: George Washington, Letter to Directors of the Society of the United Brethren for Propagating the Gospel among the Heathen. Jared Sparks, ed., The Writings of George Washington 12 vols. (Boston: American Stationer’s Company, 1837; NY: F. Andrew’s, 1834-1847), Vol. XII, p. 160].
 General Washington Desires to Evangelize Indians:
I have received your obliging letter of the 28th of March, enclosing a copy of some remarks on the Customs, Languages &c. of the Indians, and a printed pamphlet containing the stated rules of a Society
for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen, for which tokens of polite attention and kind remembrance I must beg you to accept my best thanks.
So far as I am capable of judging, the principles upon which the society is founded and the rules laid out for its government, appear to be well calculated to promote so laudable and arduous an undertaking,
and you will permit me to add that if an event so long and so earnestly desired as that of converting the Indians to Christianity and consequently to civilization, can be effected,
the Society of Bethlehem bids fair to bear a very considerable part of it. I am, Reverend Sir, with sentiments of esteem, &c.
[From: GW to Reverend John Ettwein (a Moravian bishop), 5/2/1788, The Writings of George Washington, 29:489)].
 General Washington Desires to Evangelize Indians:
"Humanity and good policy must make it the wish of every good citizen of the United States, that 'Husbandry', [NOT agriculture, but Washington's 'Code-for-Christianity' for the astute: Jesus said:
> I AM the true Vine,
> My Father is the 'Husbandman!'
> every Branch in Me that beareth He purgeth it,
> That it bring forth more fruit!
the and consequently civilization (Christianity), should be introduced among the Indians.
So strongly am I impressed with the beneficial effects, which our country would receive from such a thing, that I shall always take a singular pleasure in promoting, as far as may be in my power,
every measure which may tend to ensure it."
[SOURCE: George Washington Letter - Letter to David Humphreys, July 20, 1791].
 General Washington Evangelizes A Friend:
George Washington Personal Letter to a Friend:
“I shall not close this letter without exhorting you to refrain from spirituous liquors; they will prove your ruin if you do not.
Consider how little a drunken man differs from a beast;
> the latter is not endowed with reason,
> the former deprives himself of it;
- and when that is the case, acts like a brute, annoying and disturbing every one around him; nor is this all, nor, as it respects himself, the worst of it.
By degrees it renders a person feeble, and not only unable to serve others but to help himself; and being an act of his own, he falls from a state of usefulness into contempt, and at length suffers, if not perishes, in penury and want.
Don’t let this be your case.
Show yourself more of a man and a Christian than to yield to so intolerable a vice, which cannot, I am certain (to the greatest lover of liquor), give more pleasure to sip in the poison (for it is no better) than the consequence of it in bad behavior at the moment, and the more serious evils produced by it afterwards, must give pain.
I am your Friend, George Washington.”
[SOURCE: George Washington Letter of advice to one of the overseers of his estate while serving his Presidential term in New York. Mrs. C.M. Kirkland, Memoirs of Washington (1857), p. 208].
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