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" 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. "
Journals of the American Congress: from 1774-1788: In Four Volumes ... - Stran 84
avtor: United States. Continental Congress - 1823
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The Invention of George Washington

Paul K. Longmore - 1999 - 337 strani
...conviction and concern in his address to Congress accepting the appointment. "As to pay," he said, "I beg leave to Assure the Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to have accepted this Arduous emploiment at the expence of my domestk ease & happi(ness)...
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The Making of the President, 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography

Marvin Kitman - 2000 - 358 strani
...unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every Gentn. in the room, that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think of my self equal to the Command I am honoured with. It is a brilliant address. Modest, with humility,...
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The American Revolution

Bruce Lancaster, John Harold Plumb - 2001 - 368 strani
...their children for a glimpse of that tall Virginia planter who had once stood before Congress and said, "I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with." He did not pass on alone. All the guests from Fraunces' Tavern had followed after him "in mournful...
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George Washington: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Leader

Robert Francis Jones - 2002 - 231 strani
...the least plausible. Nor could he be plausibly charged with overconfidence. To Congress he confessed that "I, this day, declare with the utmost sincerity,...think myself equal to the Command I am honored with." He repeated this sentiment to Martha, adding that he could not have refused "without exposing my character...
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You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery

Richard Stengel - 2002 - 320 strani
...1775, when Washington was chosen as commander-inchief by the Continental Congress, he wrote to them, "I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with." When he was elected to preside over the Constitutional Convention, he wrote that he "lamented his want...
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Simón Bolívar's Quest for Glory

Richard W. Slatta, Jane Lucas De Grummond - 2003 - 336 strani
...did not pursue his own personal fame. Upon taking command of the Continental army in 1775, he said, "I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in...think myself equal to the command I am honored with." Later, as president, he exercised power carefully, with an obvious concern, even anxiety, that his...
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Washington on Washington

Paul M. Zall
...Support of the glorious Cause But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every Gentleman in the...declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think my self equal to the Command I am honoured with. As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to Assure the Congress...
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A Hunger For Liberty Leads to the Declaration of Independence

Mary Mostert - 2004 - 205 strani
...at being selected but warned,"1 "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 utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with. As for pay, I beg 108...
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The Life Of George Washington

Mary L. Williamson - 2004 - 128 strani
...When the result was announced, Washington arose and made a brief speech, closing with these words: "I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare that I do not think myself equal to the command. As to pay, I beg leave to assure the Congress that...
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Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children

Dorie McCullough Lawson - 2004 - 336 strani
...accepted the appointment to command the Continental Army, it was not with false modesty that he said, "I do not think myself equal to the Command I am honored with." He didn't think he was up to the extraordinary task, but he also knew he was the best man for the job....
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