Excerpt from Patriots' Daughters
I think that the legitimate occupation of a real live. Daughter of the [american Revolution offers one very promising solution of this problem; and I think the mere fact of the production of this book, for which I am asked to write a brief pre... face, is a proof of the truth of my proposition. There never was anything more worth while than the American Revolution; and there is nothing more worth while than the realizing it, in all its unending consequence, and realizing it all the time.
The very first step toward this vital individual realizing of this most worth while of all human performances, is the consciousness of our distance from it. How many are there of us, to whom the mention of this matchless performance brings anything more than a big Blur? This immense Blur which is the most the great majority of us have in mind as our acquaintance with the most precious bequest our forefathers made us, is not excusable. We have had time for its study, but we have taken that time for other things; what things, each of us can best enumerate for herself.
Of the cheering fact that some women have changed all that, this book is abundant proof, and the existence of the Society fro-m which it emanates, a still greater one. Here and there, one and another have been realizing the importance to Americans, now and forever, of the American Revolution, and have occupied themselves with theiv introduction.
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