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" I beg leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. "
History of the American Revolution: With a Preliminary View of the Character ... - Σελίδα 114
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...this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. I beg leave, Sir, to assure the Congress, that,...from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. These, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Congress, when bis commission was...

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John Corry - 1809 - 239 σελίδες
...sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. " As to my pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress, that as no pecuniary consideration...tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expence of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an...

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Ignatius Thomson - 1810 - 204 σελίδες
...to accept this arduous employment, at the expenfe of my domeftic eafe and happinefs, I do not wifh to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenfes; Thofe I doubt not they will difcharge, and that is all I defire. - • GEN. WASHINGTON'S...

The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the Armies of the ...

David Ramsay - 1811 - 442 σελίδες
...with. " As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Confress that as no pecuniary consideration could ave tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the...expenses ; those I doubt not they will discharge, and thatisallldesire." A special commission was made out for him, and at the same time an unanimous resolution...

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David Ramsay - 1814 - 266 σελίδες
...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 that as no pecuniary consideration...accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my do- mestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account...

The Biography of the Principal American Military and Naval Heroes ...

Thomas Wilson - 1817
...sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. " As to my pay, I beg leave to assure the Congress, that, as no pecuniary consideration...arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic peace and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expences...

The American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review, Τόμος 3

H. Biglow, Orville Luther Holley - 1818
...me toarcept this arduous employment, at the expcnue of my domestic eaw and happiness, I do not wisli to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those I doubt not they will disrli.M ;;. , and that is all I desire." 300 families from Wale* aad the Borthcrn and western parts...

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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...

A Complete History of the United States of America: Embracing the Whole ...

Frederick Butler - 1821
...do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. " As to pay, sir, I beg leave to inform the Congress, that as no pecuniary consideration could...tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expence of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an...

History of the United States,: From Their First Settlement as Colonies, to ...

William Grimshaw - 1821 - 283 σελίδες
...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, that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this ardous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit...




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