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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
των Samuel Farmer Wilson - 1834 - 372 σελίδες
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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Τόμος 44

1920
...Washington in his address to Congress when accepting this commission said, "As to pay, I beg leave to assure the Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration...ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit of it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that...

The Elson Readers..: Book 5-8 ...

William Harris Elson - 1921
...sincerity, that I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with. As to pay, I beg leave to assure the Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration...ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit of it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge; and that...

Story Hour Readings, Βιβλίο 6

Ernest Clark Hartwell - 1921
...all that he could for "the support of the glorious cause." "As to pay," he continued, "I beg leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary consideration...have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. These, I doubt...

Young People's History of the American Revolution

Everett Titsworth Tomlinson - 1921 - 419 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 the arduous employment at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any...

Men of Might: Studies of Great Characters

1921 - 295 σελίδες
...the command I am honoured with. No pecuniary consideration would tempt me to accept this position. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those I doubt not you will discharge. I ask no more.' It is beyond the scope of this paper to give a history of the seven...

HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...profit from one's self to gain. TERENCE — Heauton timorumenos. I. 2. 20 As to pay, Sir, I beg leave ore, ay, in my heart of heart As 1 do thee. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 76. 28 What is a GEORGE WASHINGTON — In Congress on his Appointment as Commander-vnrChief, June 16, 1775. GAMBLING...

The Constitutional Review, Τόμος 6

1922
...declining the offer of compensation, and adding, in words which are worthy of perpetual remembrance : "I will keep an exact account of my expenses ; those, I doubt not, will be discharged, and that is all 1 desire." No bonus for Washington ! No salary for Washington !...

The Atlantic Monthly, Τόμος 36

1875
...utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with. As to pay, I beg leave to assure the Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration...ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit of it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that...

Special News Releases Relating to the Life and Time of George ..., Τόμος 1

United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission - 1932 - 612 σελίδες
...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 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...

Ohio Archæological and Historical Quarterly

1910
...his lack of fitness for the responsible position, and then added, "as to pay, I beg leave to assure Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration could...ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit out of it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those I doubt not, they will discharge and...




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