http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Newburgh_address One of my instructors recommended this to our class (he was shocked to learn that it wasn't required reading anymore for the Corp) and so I wrote it down and looked it up. This is George Washington's brief speech to officers of the Continental Army after he discovered that they were conspiring to march on Congress and overthrow the government because of discontent over several years of withheld pay. This happened almost before the war ended. Making full sense of the speech was difficult (had to read it several times, look up some words) due to my lack of full understanding of the historical context and his vernacular, but there's definitely something about it that gives it great weight and meaning of being in the officer corp...you can feel his deep affection and love for our country. Check it out!