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" It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which... "
Some Prominent Virginia Families - Page 150
by Louise Pecquet du Bellet, Edward Jaquelin, Martha Cary Jaquelin - 1907
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The Issues of Life in Poetic Verse

Jack J. Chinn - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 288 pages
...was stated by George Washington when he was elected Chairman of the first Constitutional Convention, "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair..." together words, a criteria, basis, or pattern of ethical correctness to which the wise and honest could...
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Alexander Hamilton and the Growth of the New Nation

John Chester Miller - Biography & Autobiography - 1964 - 659 pages
...please the people," the Virginian asked, "we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which...honest can repair. The event is in the hands of God. . . . I am sorry you went away. I wish you were back." It was observed that Washington was even more...
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Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

William Howard Adams - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 368 pages
A plainspoken, racy patrician who distrusted democracy but opposed slavery and championed freedom for all minorities, an important player in the American Revolution, later an ...
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Around Washington Square: An Illustrated History of Greenwich Village

Luther S. Harris - History - 2003 - 354 pages
...house on the square. On the south facade are inscribed words from Washington's first inaugural address: "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hands of God." Originally, White had planned for a large sculptural group surmounting the arch reminiscent of...
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Life of George Washington

Mary L. Williamson - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 128 pages
...his brief opening remarks to the delegates who assembled at the Constitutional Convention, he stated, "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the event is in the hand of God." During the year 1 788, the Constitution was adopted by a sufficient number of states...
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The Wrong Doyle

Robert Girardi - Fiction - 2002 - 337 pages
...Maryland www.nbnbooks.com 10 987654321 Printed in the United States of America This one is for Little B Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. Washington IN THE SUMMER OF 1 672, three ships sailed up the Virginia coast from the Carolinas...
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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive ..., Volume 1

John R. Vile - History - 2005 - 1009 pages
...be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which...honest can repair; the event is in the hands of God. (Lee 1932, 25) After the delegates elected him president of the Convention, he proceeded to the small...
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Five Days in Philadelphia

Charles Peters - History - 2005 - 274 pages
..."we are too woefully weak to give the Allies the material assistance this nation wants to give them." standard to which the wise and honest can repair the event is in the hands of God," and raising both his arms. "The gesture brought the delegates under every standard to their feet,"...
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Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings

Woodrow Wilson - Political Science - 2005 - 279 pages
...constitutional convention might serve as a motto for the best efforts of liberty wherever free men strive; "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the event is in the hand of God." In Henry Clay we have an American of a most authentic pattern. There was no man of his...
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Five Days in Philadelphia

Charles Peters - History - 2005 - 274 pages
..."we are too woefully weak to give the Allies the material assistance this nation wants to give them." standard to which the wise and honest can repair the event is in the hands of God," and raising both his arms. "The gesture brought the delegates under every standard to their feet,"...
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