This is a piece of history never talked about. It is a pretty long essay, but well worth the read. The parallels between what is happening to President Trump now and what happened to General George Washington during the Revolutionary war are stunning. There truly is nothing new under the sun.
Thomas Conway came from an Irish-born Catholic family that had fled to France because of English oppression when he was six. He served for years in the French military and also under the legendary Prussian Frederick the Great before coming to America, “to increase my fortune and that of my family,” in 1777, when he was forty-two.