I am a Warrior. My words are few and plain; but I will make good what I say. 'Tis my business to destroy all the Enemies of these States and to protect their friends. … Brothers: Listen well to what I tell you and let it sink deep into your Hearts. We love our friends, and will be faithful to them, as long as they will be faithful to us.
– George Washington, speech to the Delaware Indian Chiefs on May 12, 1779; Fitzpatrick 15:54