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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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Life of George Washington, Τόμος 1

Washington Irving - 1855
...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...

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Aaron Bancroft - 1855
...myself equal to the command I am honoured with. I beg leave, Sir, to assure the Congress, that, as nq pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestick ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account...

Harper's, Τόμος 12

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1856
...a virtuous man hcsitate in his choice ?" To the Congress which elected him he said : " I beg leave to assure the Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration...my expenses. Those I doubt not they will discharge. That is all I desire." To his wife — the revered and beloved partner of all his joys and griefs —...

A New Chapter in the Early Life of Washington: In Connection with the ...

John Pickell - 1856 - 178 σελίδες
...myself equal to the command I am honored with. "With respect to pay, sir, I must beg leave to assure Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration could...from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. These I doubt not they will discharge, and that is all I desire. G. Mr. PRESIDENT : December 23, 1783....

The Life of George Washington

J. T. Headley - 1856 - 477 σελίδες
...Referring to the salary of $6,000 a year, which had been voted him, he said—" I beg leave to assure Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration could...from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses ; these, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." No, indeed, it was not worth...

Incidents in American History ... Since the Discovery of America to the ...

John Warner Barber - 1856 - 354 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...wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact ac count of my disbursements ; those, I doubt not, they will discharge. and that is all I desire."...

Wells' National Hand-book: Embracing Numerous Invaluable Documents Connected ...

John G. Wells - 1856 - 144 σελίδες
...sincerity, I do not think myself eqpal 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. 1 will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all...

Harper's Magazine, Τόμος 12

1856
...a virtuous man hesitate in his choice ?" To the Congress which elected him he said : " I beg leave to assure the Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration...of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to moke any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those I doubt not they will discharge....

The History of the World: Comprising a General History, Both ..., Τόμος 2

Samuel Maunder - 1856
...after consenting to enter upon the momentous duty assigned him, added ; " As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress, that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted meio accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish...

American Eloquence: a Collection of Speeches and Addresses: By the ..., Τόμος 1

1857
...equal to the command I am honored with. As to pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress, thtt u no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to...doubt not, they will discharge, and that Is all I deslre.*Jmrnalt qf Congreu, 1775. • At the «od of tb« w»r, WMhlofftoB prewnted M Mtount of hit...




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