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3603. GREEKS, Sympathy for.—

No people
sympathize more feelingly than ours with the sufferings of your countrymen, none offer
more sincere and ardent prayers to heaven for
their success. And nothing indeed but the fundamental
principle of our government, never
to entangle us with the broils of Europe, could
restrain our generous youth from taking some
part in this holy cause. Possessing ourselves
the combined blessing of liberty and order, we
wish the same to other countries, and to none
more than yours, which, the first of civilized
nations, presented examples of what man should
To M. Coray. Washington ed. vii, 318.
(M. 1823)