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Subject: Excerpt Of History
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 07:36:39 EDT
King George almost abdicated the throne when the British lost!
After Yorktown, George III vowed to keep fighting. When parliament
demurred, the King wrote a letter of abdication -- then withdrew it. He tried to
console himself with the thought that Washington would become a dictator and
make the Americans long for royal rule. When he was told that Washington planned
to resign his commission, the monarch gasped: "If he does that, sir, he will
be the greatest man in the world."