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On this day in 1779, which American Revolutionary War Hero uttered the legendary reply when asked if
Random & Fun / 9:09 AM - Monday September 23, 2013

On this day in 1779, which American Revolutionary War Hero uttered the legendary reply when asked if

...he surrendered, "I have not yet begun to fight!"?



1. Nathan Hale
2. John Paul Jones
3. George Washington

Update: September 23, 2013.
Answer: John Paul Jones was a Scottish sailor and the United States' first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War. On September 23, 1779, Jones fought one of the bloodiest engagements in naval history. Jones struggled with the 44-gun Royal Navy frigate Serapis, and although his own vessel was burning and sinking, Jones would not accept the British demand for surrender, replying, "I have not yet begun to fight." More than three hours later, Serapis surrendered and Jones against all odds, won the fight.

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John Paul Jones captain of Bonhomme Richard stated those words during a battle with the HMS Serapis.

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John Paul Jones

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J.P.J.

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Where did George Washington keep his armies?

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In his sleevies!!!!!

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