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" Had your inclination," says Washington, in his letter to colonel Howard," and private pursuits permitted you to take the office that was offered to you, it would have been a very pleasing circumstance to me, and, I am persuaded, as I observed to you on... "
Baltimore: Biography - Page 509
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A New American Biographical Dictionary: Or, Remembrancer of the Departed ...

United States - 1829 - 400 pages
...the colonel's acceptance. " Had your inclination," says Washington, in his letter to colonel Howard," and private pursuits permitted you to take the office...former occasion, a very acceptable one to the public. But the reasons which you have assigned for not doing so, carry conviction along with them, and must,...
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The American Annual Register for the Years ..., Or, the ... Year of ..., Part 2

Joseph Blunt - History, Modern - 1835
...acceptance. " Had your inclination," says Washington in his letter to Colonel Howard, ,, and pri. vate pursuits, permitted you to take the office that was...as I observed to you on a former occasion, a very accepta^ ble one to the public. But the reasons which you have assigned for not doing so, carry conviction...
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Lives of the departed heroes, sages, and statesmen of America: Confined ...

United States - 1834 - 400 pages
...the colonel's acceptance. "Had your inclination," says Washington, in his letter to colonel Howard," and private pursuits permitted you to take the office...pleasing circumstance to me, and, I am persuaded, ať I observed to. you on a former occasion, a very acceptable one to the public. But the reasons which...
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The American Annual Register, Part 2

Joseph Blunt - History - 1830
...the colonel's acceptance. " Had your inclination," says Washington in his letter to Colonel Howard, " and private pursuits, permitted you to take the office...former occasion, a very acceptable one to the public. But the reasons which you have assigned for not doing so, carry conviction along with them, and mutt,...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. IV. Letters official and private ...

George Washington - Presidents - 1836
...at the expense of my calumniators. Had your inclination and private pursuits permitted you to accept the office, that was offered to you, it would have...former occasion, a very acceptable one to the public ; but the reasons, which you have assigned for not doing it, carry conviction along with them, and...
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The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans, Volume 2

James Herring, James Barton Longacre - United States - 1835
...department, but the offer was respectfully declined. " Had your inclination," said Washington in reply, " and private pursuits permitted you to take the office...former occasion, a very acceptable one to the public. But the reasons which you have assigned for not doing so carry conviction along with them, and must,...
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The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence ..., Volume 11

George Washington, Jared Sparks - United States - 1839
...at the expense of my calumniators. Had your inclination and private pursuits permitted you to accept the office, that was offered to you, it would have...former occasion, a very acceptable one to the public ; but the reasons, which you have assigned for not doing it, carry conviction along with them, and...
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Niles' National Register, Volume 33

1828
...to colonel Howard, "and private pursuits permitted you to take the oflice that was offered to yon, it would have been a very pleasing circumstance to...former occasion, a very acceptable one to the public. But the reasons which you have assigned for not doing to, carry conviction along with them, and must,...
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The Monumental City: Its Past History and Present Resources

George Washington Howard - Annapolis, Md - 1873 - 1002 pages
...in his cabinet, which he, however, declined. Washington wrote thus to him : " Had JOHN EAGER HOWARD. your inclination and private pursuits permitted you...former occasion, a very acceptable one to the public." Colonel Howard, though 60 years of age when the war of 1812 began, had lost none of the flre of his...
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The monumental city, its past history and present resources

George Washington Howard - 1873
...declined. Washington wrote thus to him : " Had JOHN EAGER HOWARD. your inclination and private^pursuits permitted you to take the office that was offered...former occasion, a very acceptable one to the public." Colonel Howard, though 60 years of age when the war of 1812 began, had lost none of the fire of his...
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