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3378. GENERALS, Losses through.—

Three frigates taken by our gallant navy, do
not balance in my mind three armies lost by
the treachery, cowardice, or incapacity of
those to whom they were intrusted. I see
that our men are good, and only want generals.—
To William Duane. Washington ed. vi, 110.
(M. April. 1813)