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" As to pay, sir, 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. I will keep an... "
Journals of the American Congress from 1774-1788: in four volumes - Σελίδα 84
των United States. Continental Congress, United States. Continental Congress. Committee of the States - 1823
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The Foreign Quarterly Review

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...as general. ''I beg leave to assure Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment at the expense...not they will discharge, and that is all I desire." It may be safely added of Washington, that he was of that class who have greatness " thrust upon them."...

The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane].

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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Τόμοι 26-27

1841
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Universal history on scriptural principles, Τόμος 8

Mary Bowley - 1842
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...receive any profit from the office. " I will keep an account," said he, " of my expenses; — these, I doubt not, they will discharge; and that is all I desire." 6. Four major-generals and eight brigadier-generals, to serve under Washington, were also appointed....

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...pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense...not they will discharge, and that is all I desire." A special commission was made out for him, and at the same time an unanimous resolution was adopted...

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