"My brave fellows, you have done all I asked you to do, and more than could reasonably be expected. But your country is at stake, your wives, your homes, and all that you hold dear. You have worn yourselvse our with fatigues and hardships, but we know not how to spare you. If you will consent to stay, only one month longer, you will render that service to the cause of liberty, and to your country, which you probably never can do under any other circumstances. The present is emphatically the crisis, which is to decide our destiny."