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" 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. As... "
The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ... - Stran 2
avtor: George Washington, Jared Sparks - 1834
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The Biography of the Principal American Military and Naval ..., Količina 1

Thomas Wilson - 1821
...VOL. i. 19 have tempted me to accept this arduous employ-] ment, at the expense of my domestic peace and ' happiness, I do not wish to make any profit...expenses '—those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and this is all I desire." The appointment of Washington was attended ivith other promotions, namely, four...
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A Complete History of the United States of America: Embracing the Whole ...

Frederick Butler - 1821
...and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expences. Those I doubt not they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Such modesty and disinterested patriotism are not recorded, even of Cincinnatus. Courtly and dignified,...
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History of the United States: From Their First Settlement as Colonies, to ...

William Grimshaw - 1821 - 163 strani
...happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my disbursements : those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." In subordination to the commander-in-chief, four majorgenerals, one adjutant-general, and eight brigadier-generals,...
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Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America: Or, An Attempt to Collect ...

Hezekiah Niles - 1822 - 495 strani
...with. «A« to pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the congress, that, as no pecuniary consideration cool 4 have tempted me to accept this arduous employment,...they will discharge, and that is all I desire." To fotm Hancock, esq.prttident ofcengret*. Colonel Merrit't on the Height* »f ffxrlem, > Sept. 24rt,...
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A History of the American Revolution; Comprehending All the ..., Količina 1

Paul Allen - 1822
...consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestick ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." It is a remarkable fact, that the unanimous voice of the Congress should have fixed upon a man, who...
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A History of the American Revolution; Comprehending All the ..., Količina 1

Paul Allen, John Neal, Tobias Watkins - 1822
...consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domes tii k ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit...doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire."It is a remarkable fact, that the unanimous voice of the Congress should have fixed upon a...
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Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America: Or, An Attempt to Collect ...

Hezekiah Niles - 1822 - 495 strani
...employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to 'make any profit from ¡ will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those,...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." П John Hancock, «j. prerident afcongreii. Colonel Mtrrif» on tttf Height! of fffríen, } Sept. 24«A,...
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The Pamphleteer, Količina 21

Abraham John Valpy - 1822
...happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. These, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire.' — When an application was made by King John to the Earl of Ulster to act for him as Champion, he...
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A History of the American Revolution; Comprehending All the ..., Količina 1

Paul Allen - 1822
...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." It is a remarkable fact, that the unanimous voice of the Congress should have fixed upon a man, who...
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A History of the United States of America

Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1824 - 400 strani
...am honoured with. " As to pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the congress, that as * Dwight's Travels. no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to...not they will discharge, and that is all I desire."* A special commission was drawn up and presented to him, as commander in chief of the American forces...
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