Did you know that after Washington retired from being president, he again became the commander in chief of the Army? It was just a year and a half before he died that he received an urgent plea from President John Adams to put on his general's uniform again. France, in the midst of revolution, was demanding payment not to harass American ships. The cry went out: "Millions for defense, but not a cent for tribute." Washington agreed and replied this day, July 13, 1798: "We can, with pure hearts, appeal to Heaven for the justice of our cause and may confidently trust the final result to that kind Providence who has heretofore, and so often, signally favored the people of these United States."