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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 National History of the United States: From the Period of the ..., Τόμος 2

Benson John Lossing - 1855
...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." In a letter to his wife, announcing his appointment, dated Philadelphia, June 18, 1775, Washington...

Life of George Washington, Τόμος 1

Washington Irving - 1855
...As to pay, I beg leave to assure the Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense...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 Life of George Washington ...

Aaron Bancroft - 1855
...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 of my expanses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Congress, when his commission...

The American's Own Book: Containing the Declaration of Independence, with ...

1855 - 496 σελίδες
...happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses ; these, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." From the moment of taking upon himself this important office, in June, 1775, he employed the great...

The Life of General Washington, First President of the United States, Τόμος 1

Charles Wentworth Upham - 1856
...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." His commission was made out a few days afterwards, and was as follows : " In Congress. We the Delegates...

Harper's, Τόμος 12

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1856
...said : " I beg leave to assure the Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment at the expense...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
...pay, sir, I must beg leave to assure Congress that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense...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....

HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted What is a GEORGE WASHINGTON — In Congress on his Appointment as Commander-vnrChief, June 16, 1775. GAMBLING...

Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ...

Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - 228 σελίδες
...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. — George Washington. On His Appointment as Commander-in-Chief. ro .'oNext to knowing when to seize...

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 !...




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