If a country were not worth protecting, it was not worth claiming.
Clark to the Virginia Council, Autumn 1775, requesting aid for Kentucky.
Never was a person more mortified than I was at this time, to see so fair an opportunity to push a victory; Detroit lost for want of a few men.George Rogers Clark
I have given the United States half the territory they possess, and for them to suffer me to remain in poverty, in consequence of it, will not redound much to their honor hereafter.George Rogers Clark
I carry in my right hand war, and peace in my left... Here is a bloody belt and a white one. Take which you please.George Rogers Clark
My name is Clark, and I have come out to see what you brave fellows are doing in Kentucky and to lend you a helping hand, if necessary.George Rogers Clark