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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. "
A Universal History of the United States of America: Embracing the Whole ... - Stran 150
avtor: Citizen of the United States - 1829 - 472 strani
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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 myself equal to the command I am honored with. As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary considération...
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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, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with." With these words, Washington accepted command of the Continental Army from Congress...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Količina 4

Massachusetts Historical Society - 1860
...least, should never be forgotten : • — " But lest some unlucky event should happen, unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every...sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with." History has already pronounced its judgment upon that memorable disclaimer of one to...
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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...sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the Command I am honored with . . ."7a1 John Adams writes: We owe no thanks to Virginia for Washington. Virginia is...
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The Making of the President, 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography

Marvin Kitman - 2000 - 358 strani
...unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every Gentn. in the room, that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think of my self equal to the Command I am honoured with. It is a brilliant address. Modest, with humility,...
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George Washington: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Leader

Robert Francis Jones - 2002 - 231 strani
...the least plausible. Nor could he be plausibly charged with overconfidence. To Congress he confessed that "I, this day, declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the Command I am honored with." He repeated this sentiment to Martha, adding that he could not have refused "without...
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George Washington

Michael Burgan - 2002 - 64 strani
...Massachusetts. Washington was named commander in chief of this new Continental army. Washington told Congress, "I do not think myself equal to the Command I am honoured with." Still, he took the job. Washington did - George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the...
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Simón Bolívar's Quest for Glory

Richard W. Slatta, Jane Lucas De Grummond - 2003 - 336 strani
...did not pursue his own personal fame. Upon taking command of the Continental army in 1775, he said, "I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in...sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with." Later, as president, he exercised power carefully, with an obvious concern, even anxiety,...
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Washington on Washington

Paul M. Zall
...Service for the Support of the glorious Cause But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every...declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think my self equal to the Command I am honoured with. As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to Assure the Congress...
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A Hunger For Liberty Leads to the Declaration of Independence

Mary Mostert - 2004 - 205 strani
...expressed his gratitude at being selected but warned,"1 "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 utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with. As for pay, I beg 108...
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