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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 Writings of George Washington: Life of Washington

George Washington - 1837
...dollars a month should be allowed for the pay and expenses of the general. On this point he said; " I beg leave to assure the Congress, that, as no pecuniary...not, they will discharge ; and that is all I desire." In a letter to his wife on this occasion, his sentiments are uttered with the same frankness, the same...
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Essays and Selections

Basil Montagu - 1837 - 356 strani
...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." — America is free. At the commencement of Sir Samuel Romilly's exertions to abolish the punishment...
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Monuments of Washington's patriotism: containing a fac simile of his publick ...

George Washington - 1838
...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...they will discharge, and " that is all I desire." Resolved, That a Committee be appoined to draft a Commission and Instructions for the General. The...
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The Life of George Washington

Jared Sparks - 1839 - 562 strani
...dollars a month should be allowed for the pay and expenses of the general. On this point he said, " I beg leave to assure the Congress, that, as no pecuniary...not, they will discharge ; and that is all I desire." In a letter to his wife on this occasion, his sentiments are uttered with the same frankness, the same...
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The Life of George Washington

Jared Sparks - 1839 - 562 strani
...dollars a month should be allowed for the pay and expenses of the general. On this point he said, " I beg leave to assure the Congress, that, as no pecuniary...not, they will discharge ; and that is all I desire." In a letter to his wife on this occasion, his sentiments are uttered with the same frankness, the same...
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The Life of George Washington: First President of the United States

Samuel George Arnold - 1840 - 228 strani
...tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic care and happiness, so I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep...'not, they will discharge ; and that is all I desire." This was noble conduct, and entirely worthy of the character and fame of Washington. In his letters...
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History of the United States, from Their First Settlement as Colonies, to ...

William Grimshaw - 1840 - 326 strani
...I do not wish to make any profit from it, I will keep an exact account of my disbursements: Uiose, 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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The Foreign Quarterly Review

1841
...to the Congress on their allowance of 500 dollars a month to him as general. ''I beg leave to assure Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could...not they will discharge, and that is all I desire." It may be safely added of Washington, that he was of that class who have greatness " thrust upon them."...
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The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane]., Količina 26

John George Cochrane - 1841
...the Congress on their allowance of 500 dollars a month to him as general. '' I beg leave to assure Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could...those I doubt not they will discharge, and that is all 1 desire." It may be safely added of Washington, that he was of that class who have greatness " thrust...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States: With Biographical Notices of ...

Robert W. Lincoln - 1842 - 588 strani
...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,...exact account of my expenses; those I doubt not they wifcdischarge, and that is all I desire." A special commission was made out for him, and at the same...
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