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Times That Try Men’s Souls Webcast – General Sullivan Arrives!
On December 20th, Washington gets the greatest news of all, Sullivan has arrived at the crossing with Lee’s men, all 4,000 of them. His glee is tempered though once they are in camp. Nearly all of Lee’s force is either sick, about half, or planning to quit, the other half. Washington tries to convince the men of the importance of their re-enlistment but to no avail. This is what inspires Thomas Paine to write those famous words in his pamphlet The Crisis.