I've always noticed this line in that letter, since it's one of the few places that Hottentots are mentioned that I know of; which gives a possible reason for the Hottentots mention in the Cowardly Lion's song in Wizard of Oz - right after he makes his first appearance in the movie when Dorothy hits him.
Yes, a bit of trivia, but I'm always noticing things. Lol.
"For among us it is not necessary, as among the Hottentots, that a youth, to be raised into the company of men, should prove his manhood by beating his mother."
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
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