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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 HISTORY OF THE WORLD

SAMUEL MONNUER - 1854
...announced to him his appointment, after consenting to enter upon the momentous duty assigned him, added; "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...
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The Statesman's Manual: The Addresses and Messages of the ..., Količina 1

United States. President - 1854
...testimony of their approbation. " But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room, that * Sparks. I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command...
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Life of George Washington, Količina 1

Washington Irving - 1855
...the cause. " But," added he, " lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the...equal to the command I am honored with. As to pay, I beg leave to assure the Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept...
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THE WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON; BEING HIS CORRESPONDENCE, ADDRESSES ...

JARED SPARKS - 1855
...dollars a month. See APPENDIX, No. I. by every gentleman in the room, that I, this day, de-. clare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal...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...
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THE WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON; BEING HIS CORRESPONDENCE, ADDRESSES ...

JARED SPARKS - 1855
...and important trust/' he added; "Lest some unlucky event should happen, unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the...think myself equal to the command I am honored with." Before the election it had been voted, that five hundred dollars a month should be allowed for the...
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George Washington: A Biography

John Richard Alden - 1984
...cause." He protected himself to a degree against future criticism by asking the delegates to remember that "I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command." He also declined to accept any money from Congress except for his expenses, an unnecessary gesture...
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George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution

Robert Leckie - 2010 - 688 strani
...would accept, but with the modesty that was one of his finest traits, he said: "Mr. President ... I ... declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think...leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary considération could have tempted me to have accepted this arduous employment at the expense of my...
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Who Were the Founding Fathers?: Two Hundred Years of Reinventing American ...

Steven H. Jaffe - 1996 - 227 strani
...looks convinced Americans of his greatness. "I beg it may be remembered, by every gentleman in this room, that I, this day, declare with the utmost sincerity,...think myself equal to the command I am honored with." With these words, Washington accepted command of the Continental Army from Congress in Philadelphia...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Količina 4

Massachusetts Historical Society - 1860
...never be forgotten : • — " But lest some unlucky event should happen, unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the...think myself equal to the command I am honored with." History has already pronounced its judgment upon that memorable disclaimer of one to whom it was justly...
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American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns: The Suppressed History of ...

Richard N. Rosenfeld - 1998 - 1012 strani
..."[L|est some unlucky event should happen, unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it be remembered, by even' Gentleman in the room, that I, this day, declare with...think myself equal to the Command I am honored with . . ."7a1 John Adams writes: We owe no thanks to Virginia for Washington. Virginia is indebted to Massachusetts...
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