Different from a Washington leaving office at a height of success, 'apropos' an 
old quote on 'relinquishing' control this comes around again:
 “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing lately…. Depart, 
I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God,—go!”—Thomas Carlyle,  
Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches, vol. 3, part 7, pp. 34–35 (1897).

 This quote was used again in 1940 in the House of Commons to usher out an old 
and act as to bringing in Churchill at that time of crisis.  Right now so many 
of the metrics about TM could well justify using the quote again in a new light 
of context.

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Relinquishing power locally it should make a really nice January 12th birthday 
gift to the whole [wholeness] of the meditating community if the Prime Minister 
of the GCoWP could relinquish his Presidency over the university here and let 
someone else have it. Like, let it go to someone from the ranks more scholarly, 
academically experienced and more widely respected like Craig Pearson. It seems 
time. 'Old' presidents going 'emeritus' has its place in the daily operation of 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Yep, raising crops and also making some 'value-added' wine and spirits as was 
done in farming then. But then Washington subsequently came back from the farm, 
was elected and served as president of these United States and in 'process' 
relinquished power yet again. It is a remarkable story in human nature.

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Where he commenced to makin' *Moonshine*.


 From: "dhamiltony...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 8:21 AM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Relinquishing Control


 On this day in 1783, following the signing of the Treaty of Paris, General 
George Washington resigns as commander in chief of the Continental Army and 
retires to his home at Mount Vernon, Virginia.


 “Happy in the confirmation of our independence and sovereignty, and pleased 
with the opportunity afforded the United States of becoming a respectable 
nation, I resign with satisfaction the appointment I accepted with diffidence; 
a diffidence in my abilities to accomplish so arduous a task; which however was 
superseded by a confidence in the rectitude of our cause, the support of the 
supreme power of the Union, and the patronage of Heaven."




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