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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 Army and Navy of America: Containing a View of the Heroic Adventures ...

Jacob K. Neff - 1845 - 624 σελίδες
...honoured with. " As to pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress, that as no pecuniary considerations could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment,...ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit by it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that...

The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Army ...

Aaron Bancroft - 1847
...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,...accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestick ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit fiom it. I will keep an exact account...

An Inquiry Into the Views, Services, Principles, and Influences of ..., Τόμος 1

Thaddeus Allen - 1847
...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 could have tempted me to accept this ar* On the 22d, two companies in addition to these ten, were ordered to be raised in Pennsylvania....

The Boy's Own Book of Stories from History, &c

Mary E. Bennett - 1848 - 185 σελίδες
...He undertook to lead the war of independence in these simple, straightforward words. " I beg leave to assure the Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration...do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep a strict account of my expenses; those I do not doubt you will discharge, and that is all I desire."...

The Great Issue: Or, The Three Presidential Candidates; Being a Brief ...

Oliver Cromwell Gardiner - 1848 - 176 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...happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it ; / will keep an exact account of my expenses. These I doubt not they will discharge. That is all I...

The Life of George Washington ....

Aaron Bancroft - 1848
...declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. 1 beg leave, Sir, to assure the Congress, that, as no...accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestick ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit fiom it. I will keep an exact account...

Southern Literary Messenger, Τόμος 23

1856
...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...to accept this arduous employment at the expense of domestic ease and happiness > I do not wish to make any profit of it. I will keep an exact account...

The Lives of the Presidents of the United States: Embracing a Brief History ...

Benson John Lossing - 1848 - 128 σελίδες
...do not think myse.lf equal to the command I am honored with. As to pay, sir, I 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 and happiness, I do not wish to make any...

Lives of the Presidents of the United States: With Biographical Notices of ...

Robert W. Lincoln - 1850 - 614 σελίδες
...sincerity, 1 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...those I doubt not they will discharge, and that is air I desire." A special commission was made out for him, and at the same time an unanimous resolution...

Works, Τόμος 8

Washington Irving - 1857
...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 OTHER APPOINTMENTS. 519 of it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they...




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