Sunday, February 21, 2010

Internet Daily Chapel (text version) - Week of February 21, 2010 - Featuring: "The Duel That Never Happened: George Washington vs.WilliamPayne"

Internet Daily Chapel (text version) - Week of February 21, 2010

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"The Duel That Never Happened: George Washington vs. William Payne"
An Excellent Example Of Christian "Anger Management
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Our Father, who art in heaven,
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And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
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Today's Featured Segment . . .
The Duel That Never Happened: George Washington vs. William Payne
An Excellent Example Of Christian "Anger Management - (When George
Washington was a young man in his twenties.)

"The following account, often published, appeared in the Alexandria
August 25, 1874:"

"When Washington, in command of the Virginia Rangers was waiting at
Alexandria the arrival of Braddock's forces, an exciting election contest
occurred between Mr. Fairfax and Mr. Payne for the House of Hurgesses.
Washington supported Fairfax with much zeal: and, high words passing
him and Payne in the market square, Payne struck Washington a blow which
brought him to the earth. The troops rushed from the barracks, and would
have made short work of Payne, had not Washington pacified them, assuring
them that he knew the proper course to take in the premises. Duels were
then under the ban of public opinion. All supposed that a fight was
imminent. Next morning, however, Washington sent for Payne, and when the
latter entered the room he saw on the table, not pistols, but a decanter
wine and two glasses. 'Mr. Payne,' said Washington, 'to err is human. I
wrong yesterday, but if you have had sufficient satisfaction, let us be
friends'. Weems relates that from that day Washington was Payne's idea of
true manhood."

Source: "A Concise History Of The City Of Alexandria, Va., From 1669 to
1883," (page 11) by F.L. Brockett and Geo. W. Rock, as digitized by Google

Another account of the same events . . .

"At the time Gen. Washington was stationed in Alexandria as a colonel of a
British regiment, before the war of the revolution, an altercation took
place in the court-house yard, between him and William Payne, in which
knocked Washington down. Great excitement prevailed, as Payne was known to
be firm, and stood high, and Washington was beloved by all. A night's
reflection, however, satisfied Washington that he was the aggressor and in
the wrong, and in the morning he, like a true and magnanimous hero, sought
an interview with Payne, which resulted in an apology from Washington, and
warm and lasting friendship between the two, founded on mutual esteem. "

Source: "Historical Sketches Of Kentucky," (page 443) by Lewis Collins as
digitized by Google at

COMMENT: William Payne threw the first punch, thereby escalating a mere
verbal argument into a dangerous physical attack. Thus Payne was in the
wrong, and guilty of assault on Washington. But Washington -- following
teachings of Jesus -- did not seek retaliation of any kind, but instead
sought to establish friendship, which he did. And when Washington died
than forty years later, Payne was an honorary pallbearer at the funeral.
This is an excellent example of Christian "anger management."

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"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in
all ways. The Lord be with you all." (2 Thessalonians 3:16 RSV)

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This chapel service is now complete.

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