The Writings of George Washington: 1748-1757

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1889

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Stran 11 - As I got down before the canoe, I spent some time in viewing the rivers and the land in the fork, which I think extremely well situated for a fort; as it has the absolute command of both rivers.
Stran 88 - I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound.
Stran 137 - has filled me with surprise; for, if you think me capable of holding a commission, that has neither rank nor emolument annexed to it, you must entertain a very contemptible opinion of my weakness, and believe me to be more empty than the commission itself.
Stran 178 - I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, though death was levelling my companions on every side of me...
Stran 6 - Fairfax's wife's sister); but as that's only adding fuel to fire it makes me the more uneasy, for by often and unavoidably being in company with her, revives my former passion for your Lowland Beauty; whereas was I to live more retired from young women I might in some measure alleviate my sorrows by burying that chaste and troublesome passion in the grave of oblivion,
Stran 252 - The supplicating tears of the women and moving petitions of the men melt me into such deadly sorrow, that I solemnly declare, if I know my own mind, I could offer myself a willing sacrifice to the butchering enemy, provided that would contribute to the people's ease.
Stran 120 - ... moment ; so will every officer that was present. The interpreter was a Dutchman, little acquainted with the English tongue, therefore might not advert to the tone and meaning of the word in English ; but, whatever his motives were for so doing, certain it is, he called it the death, or the loss, of the Sieur Jumonville. So we received and so we understood it, until, to our great surprise and mortification, we found it otherwise in a literal translation.
Stran 23 - They told me, that it was their absolute design to take possession of the Ohio, and by G..d they would do it: For that, although they were sensible the English could raise two men for their one ; yet they knew their motions were too slow and dilatory to prevent any undertaking of theirs.
Stran 182 - Honored Madam : If it is in my power to avoid going to the Ohio again, I shall ; but if the command is pressed upon me by the general voice of the country, and offered upon such terms as cannot be objected against, it would reflect dishonor on me to refuse it...
Stran 28 - It is situated on the south or west fork of French Creek, near the water ; and is almost surrounded by the creek, and a small branch of it, which form a kind of island.

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