Editor says, what if the Newburgh Conspirators had won out? muses Jeff Provine on the This Day in Alternate History web site. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Jeff Provine Blog thread.
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Editor says, in reality Gates planned to make his case at the meeting on March 15, which George Washington interrupted and pulled out his glasses to read, stating, "Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray but almost blind in the service of my country". Many officers were reduced to tears, and Washington's moderation proved a solid foundation for the new republic. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.