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adminiſtration affumed againſt almoſt American army becauſe beſt Billerica bleffings Bofton Britiſh caufe cauſe character Chief citizens cloſe command confidence Congrefs counfels countrymen death difplayed diſtinguiſhed duty enemy eſtabliſh fafely fafety fame faved fcene fecured feemed ferved fervice fhade fhall fhould fincerity firſt fituation foldier folemn fome foon forrow fpirit ftate ftill fubject fuccefs fuch fuperior fword GEORGE WASHINGTON glory gratitude Great-Britain greateſt greatneſs grief happineſs heart Heaven hero hiftory higheſt himſelf honour human illuftrious interefts itſelf juft juftice juſt labours laft laſt lefs liberty lofs meaſures ment military mind moft moſt Mount Vernon muſt nation neceffary occafion paffed paffions patriotifm patriots peace perfon pleaſure poffeffed pofterity Portland praiſe prefent preferved Prefident profperity purpoſe raiſed refigned refpect repofe retired ſcene ſtate ſtation ſtill talents taſk thefe themſelves theſe thofe thoſe Timoleon tion uſeful victory virtues WASHINGTON whofe whoſe wiſdom
Stran 166 - Though in reviewing the incidents of my Administration I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors. Whatever they may be, I fervently beseech the Almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which they may tend.
Stran 166 - I shall also carry with me the hope that my country will never cease to view them with indulgence, and that after forty-five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal, the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion, as myself must soon be to the mansions of rest.
Stran 158 - I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
Stran 7 - In obedience to your will, I rise your humble organ, with the hope of executing a part of the system of- public mourning which you have been pleased to adopt, commemorative of the death of the most illustrious and most beloved personage this country has ever produced ; and which, while it transmits to posterity your sense of the awful event, faintly represents your knowledge of the consummate...
Stran 9 - ... only by the growth of difficulties, he held in check formidable hostile legions, conducted by a chief experienced in the art of war, and famed for his...
Stran 147 - For, though I shall always think it a sacred duty, to exercise with firmness and energy the constitutional powers with which I am vested, yet it appears to me no less consistent with the public good, than it is with my personal feelings, to mingle in the operations of government every degree of moderation and tenderness, which the national justice, dignity, and safety may permit...
Stran 239 - These swords are accompanied with an injunction not to unsheath them for the purpose of shedding blood, except it be for self-defence or in defence of their country and its rights; and in the latter case, to keep them unsheathed, and prefer falling with them in their hands to the relinquishment thereof.
Stran 164 - Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action ; and, bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life.
Stran 13 - New and delicate was the conjuncture, and great was the stake. Soon did his penetrating mind discern and seize the only course, continuing to us all the felicity enjoyed.