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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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Universal history on scriptural principles, Količina 8

Mary Bowley - 1842
...hundred dollars per month had been voted for the pay and expenses of the general, on which he replied, " I beg leave to assure the congress that, as no pecuniary...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Four major-generals, and eight brigadiers, were appointed at the same time for service, under the commander-in-chief....
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A Pictorial History of the United States: With Notices of Other Portions of ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 345 strani
...receive any profit from the office. " I will keep an account," said he, " of my expenses; — these, I doubt not, they will discharge; and that is all I desire." 6. Four major-generals and eight brigadier-generals, to serve under Washington, were also appointed....
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Life of George Washington: Embracing Anecdotes Illustrative of His Character

Horatio Hastings Weld - 1845 - 222 strani
...this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. " As to pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the...not they will discharge, and that is all I desire." A special commission was made out for him, and at the same time an unanimous resolution was adopted...
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The Army and Navy of America: Containing a View of the Heroic Adventures ...

Jacob K. Neff - 1845 - 624 strani
...arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit by it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those,...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." On presenting his commission, Congress adopted a resolution : " that they would maintain and assist...
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The Constitution of the United States of America: The Proximate Causes of ...

William Hickey - 1846 - 225 strani
...But, lest some unlucky event should happen, unfavorable to ray reputation, I beg it may be remembered, by every gentleman in the room, that I, this day,...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Resolved, That a committee be appointed to draught a commission and instructions for the general. The...
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Pictorial Life of George Washington: Embracing Anecdotes, Illustrative of ...

Horatio Hastings Weld - 1846 - 214 strani
...this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. " As to pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the...not they will discharge, and that is all I desire." A special commission was made out for him, and at the same time an unanimous resolution was adopted...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington - 1847
...resolved, that his pay should be five hundred dollars a month. See APPENDIX, No. I. VOL. III. 1 •* by every gentleman in the room, that I, this day,...MRS. MARTHA WASHINGTON.* Philadelphia, 18 June, 1775. MY DEAREST, I am now set down to write to you on a subject, which fills me with inexpressible concern,...
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Pictorial Life of George Washington: Embracing a Complete History of the ...

John Frost - 1847 - 588 strani
...this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. "As to pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress,...not, they will discharge ; and that is all I desire." " Having thus placed one of their own body, a gentleman of ample fortune, and great distinction, in...
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An Inquiry Into the Views, Services, Principles, and Influences ..., Količina 1

Thaddeus Allen - 1847
...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." • ' Resolved, That a committee be appointed to draught a Commission and instructions for the General....
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The Lives of the Presidents of the United States: Embracing a Brief History ...

Benson John Lossing - 1848 - 128 strani
...beg leave to assure Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept the arduous employment at the expense of my domestic ease...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Evacuation of Boston.—Battle of Long Island. — Capture of Fort Washington. through the eventful...
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