Life of George Washington, Količina 3

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J. B. Lippincott & Company, 1873

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Stran 306 - Every account," said he subsequently, in a letter to the President of Congress, "confirms the opinion I at first entertained that our troops retreated at the instant when victory was declaring herself in our favor. The tumult, disorder and even despair which, it seems, had taken place in the British army, were scarcely to be paralleled and, it is said, so strongly did the ideas of a retreat prevail that Chester was fixed on for their rendezvous. I can discover no other cause for not improving this...
Stran 456 - Nothing short of independence, it appears to me, can possibly do. A peace on other terms would, if I may be allowed the expression, be a peace of war. The injuries we have received from the British nation were so unprovoked, and have been so great and so many, that they can never be forgotten.
Stran 381 - ... makes me willing to close with the desire you express of burying them hereafter in silence, and, as far as future events will permit, oblivion. My temper leads me to peace and harmony with all men ; and it is peculiarly my wish to avoid any personal feuds or dissensions with those who are embarked in the same great national interest with myself, as every difference of this kind must, in its consequences, be very injurious. I am, sir,
Stran 51 - ... their abilities and their long and arduous services, they esteem most deserving. Their promoting junior officers to the rank of major-generals, I view as a very civil way of requesting my resignation, as unqualified for the office I hold. My commission was conferred unsolicited, and received with pleasure only as a means of serving my country. With equal pleasure I resign it, when I can no longer serve my country with honor. The person, who, void of the nice feelings of honor, will tamely condescend...
Stran 231 - On the next day (24th) he wrote also to General Gates. " This army has not been able to oppose General Howe•s with the success that was wished, and needs a reinforcement. I therefore request, if you have been so fortunate as to oblige General Burgoyne to retreat to Ticonderoga, or if you have not, and circumstances will admit, that you will order Colonel Morgan to join me again with his corps. I sent him up when I thought you materially wanted him ; and, if his services can be dispensed with now,...
Stran 379 - ... had, from what you say, and a concurrence of circumstances oblige me to give him but little credit for the qualifications of his heart, of which, at least, I beg leave to assume the privilege of being a tolerable judge. Were it necessary, more instances than one might be adduced from his...
Stran 479 - I yet can never consider the conduct I pursued, with respect to him, either wrong or improper, however I may regret that it may have been differently viewed by him, and that it excited his censure and animadversions.
Stran 20 - I wish, with all my heart, that Congress had gratified General Lee in his request. If not too late I wish they would do it still. I can see no possible evil that can result from it ; some good, I think, might. The request to see a gentleman or two came from the general, not from the commissioners ; there could have been no harm, therefore, in hearing what he had to say on any subject, especially as he had declared that his own personal interest was deeply concerned.
Stran 203 - I would not be conscious of the acts you " presume to impute to me, for the whole continent of America, " though the wealth of worlds was in its bowels and a paradise

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