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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 American Orator's Own Book

1859 - 350 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,...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire. GENERAL WASHINGTON TO HIS TROOPS PREVIOUS TO THE BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND. THE time is now near at hand,...
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history of the united states

benson j. losssing - 1859
...leave to assure the Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept the arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." 4 Page 232. 1775.] 239 fourteen thousand strong at the close of the year, extended from Roxbury on...
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American Eloquence: A Collection of Speeches and Addresses, by ..., Količina 1

Frank Moore - 1859
...consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic case and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from...they will discharge, and that is all I desire,*— Journal* qf Congre*», 1775. * At tba «nd of tbe war, Washington preMBtod u account of hU exPCDMB,...
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Eloquent Sons of the South: A Handbook of Southern Oratory, Količina 1

John Temple Graves, Clark Howell, Walter Williams - 1909
...every gentleman in the room, that I, this day, declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think 117 myself equal to the command I am honored with. As...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire. GEORGE WASHINGTON FAREWELL ADDRESS TO THE CONTINENTAL ARMY The terrible winter at Valley Forge was...
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On the Trail of Washington: A Narrative History of Washington's Boyhood and ...

Frederick Trevor Hill - 1910 - 276 strani
...Congress that as no pecuniary compensation could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Soon after this ceremony was completed, he wrote a farewell letter to Mrs. Washington and another to...
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The History of the American People, Količina 2

Jacob Harris Patton, John Lord - 1910
...myself equal to the command I am honYXVII '- ored with." Refusing any pay, he continued, "I will 1775- keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Congress resolved "to maintain and assist, and adhere to him with their lives and fortunes in the defence...
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Washington Day Entertainments: Recitations, Plays, Dialogues, Drills ...

Joseph Charles Sindelar - 1910 - 178 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." FIRST SOLDIER : That has the right ring, I must say. SECOND SOLDIER: Then you will admit that love...
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A Study of Greatness in Men

Josephus Nelson Larned - 1911 - 303 strani
...arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit on it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those,...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." What he distrusted in himself was the technical preparation which nothing but a larger military experience...
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The Siege of Boston

Allen French - 1911 - 450 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." l As soon as he could settle his affairs, Washington started for Boston. In New York he heard the news...
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American Heroes from History

Inez Nellie Canfield McFee - 1913 - 262 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...not they will discharge, and that is all I desire." P. 39. A doubloon was a Spanish coin and worth about $15.60 in our money; a pistole was one-quarter...
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