Biographical Sketches of the Generals of the Continental Army of the Revolution

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J. Wilson and Son, 1889 - 167 strani

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Stran 16 - But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.
Stran 16 - And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from Time to Time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress...
Stran 98 - It is with extreme regret, that I announce the death of Brigadier-General Poor on the 9th instant, an officer of distinguished merit, who, as a citizen and a soldier, had every claim to the esteem of his country .f I have the honor to be, &c.
Stran 106 - In the language of holy writ there is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is also a time to fight, and that time has now come.
Stran 121 - I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.
Stran 15 - We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be Captain of a company of riflemen #**#******#**** in The army of the United Colon'es, raised for the defence of American Liberty, and for repelling every hostile invasion thereof.
Stran 16 - As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress, that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge; and that is all I desire.
Stran 15 - Sit down," interposed the speaker; " your modesty is equal to your valor, and that surpasses the power of any language I possess.
Stran 55 - So, there lies the brave De Kalb ; the generous stranger, who came from a distant land, to fight our battles, and to water, with his blood, the tree of our liberty. Would to God he had lived to share with us its fruits!
Stran 56 - I would only observe, without insinuating the most distant shadow of distrust of Monsieur Ducoudray's honor, candor, or integrity, that, on the general maxims of prudence and policy, it may be questioned with much propriety, whether so important a command as that of the artillery should be vested in any but a native, or one attached by the ties of interest to these States.

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