2 Chronicles 20:15 1599 Geneva Bible And he said, Hearken ye all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou, King Jehoshaphat: thus saith the Lord unto you, Fear you not, neither be afraid for this great multitude: for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
The Pott's family Version George Washington Prays at Valley Forge, Mrs. Thomas [Isabella] Potts-James Washington’s Prayer at Valley Forge.
There were many accounts of Isaac Potts discovering Washington at prayer at Valley Forge, and some even represent him as an old man, and I have seen one, at least, where he is called a blacksmith. How incorrect such statements are, the readers of this volume will readily see.
In 1777 Isaac Potts was only twenty-six years of age, and, like most of the Quakers, was decidedly opposed to the war; but he remained at Valley Forge during its occupation by the American forces, and no doubt superintended the grinding of the grain which Washington ordered the neighboring farmers to bring in to his suffering army.
These mills were large, and in good repute for the quality as well as the quantity of flour manufactured there; and it was not in human nature, or Quaker nature either, for Isaac to be very much pleased to run his mills according to military requisitions, to see his peaceful valley invaded by men at arms, or to give up his own quiet home to the commander-in-chief of a defeated army, who, in his opinion, was waging a wicked and hopeless war.
That he changed his mind when he overheard Washington’s devotions is evident. The following account of the incident I copied from a paper in the possession of one of his grand-daughters.