I am an American!
Late one August night, I was reading "Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America" and came across this gem of a speech that was recorded in a gazette in late 1776. A speech from a Pennsylvania Farmer turned Citizen soldier signing up with the Continental Line. His reasoning to his neighbors... profoundly passionate and exceptionally American of that period... is this in your heart today!? It is in mine. I took the liberty of taking excerpts from the farmer's speech and re-crafted it around my latest oil painting, "The Liberty Boys." This speech was a perfect fit for these two boys that signed up for every purpose and reason the speech hails. - MORESCHI
Here is what reads on the print:
My Friends and Countrymen -