*Disclaimer*: Benedict never made this vow. He was born on January 14, 1741 though.
"As a young boy in Connecticut I watched as my father gambled away the home that had rightfully belonged to my mother. I hated that I couldn't do anything about it. I vowed that if I ever experienced a thievery I would do something about it. "
"Despite my struggles, I became a prosperous trader. I had a family. And I fought in the militia in the French and Indian War."
"So you can decide, Washington, who betrayed who. You never cared about me. Is it a betrayal in itself that you never cared, you never gave me credit?"
"And when the Revolutionary War rolled around, I became a general. Even though my wife had just DIED, I led my men to several important victories. But did I get any credit? *laughs* No."
"So what, I planned to surrender at West Point? The credit I deserved had been stolen by a thief. The British would have caught that thief. But instead, I was kidnapped by the thief ."