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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... "
Collections of the Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser.̈ - Page 21
by Maine Historical Society - 1890
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Wells' national hand-book: embracing numerous invaluable documents ..., Volume 4

John G. Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1856 - 144 pages
...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 I desire." WASHINGTON'S RESIGNATION OF HIS COMMISSION. The War of the Revolution having terminated auspiciously,...
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The life of General Washington: first president of the United States

Charles Wentworth Upham - Biography & Autobiography - 1856
...happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt 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...
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Incidents in American History

United States - 1856 - 448 pages
...do not 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." Grimshaw'a Hist. U, & 61. Attack on Sullivan's Island. In the months of June and July, 1776, the British...
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Memoirs of Washington

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1857 - 516 pages
...happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. "I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge ; and that is all I desire." There was always something princely about Washington, and it never shone out more conspicuously than...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 36

1875
...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 is all I desire." Four major-generals were also appointed, Artemas Ward, Charles Lee, Philip Schuyler, and Israel Putnam....
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The life of George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the ..., Volumes 1-2

Aaron Bancroft - Presidents - 1858
...employment, at the expense of my domestick ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit fiom it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. These,...I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all sI desire." Congress, when his commission was executed, unanimously and solemnly resolved, to support...
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A Pictorial History of the United States: With Notices of Other Portions of ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - America - 1858 - 360 pages
...receive any profit from the office. " I will keep an account," said he, " of my expenses ; these1 , 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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American Eloquence : a Collection of Speeches and Addresses: By ..., Volume 1

Frank Moore - Orators - 1858
...happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Tho*r, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire.* Journals of Cangros, 1Г75, * At the end of the war, Wwhingtoo prrt*nte>i м sмиш! .if ka i-4''-,...
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The American Orator's Own Book

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1859 - 350 pages
...happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire. GENERAL WASHINGTON TO HIS TROOPS PREVIOUS TO THE BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND. THE time is now near at hand,...
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School History of the United States

Augusta Blanche Berard - United States - 1859 - 224 pages
...all his actions. He refused all pay, saying, " I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." General Washington proceeded at once to the performance of his duty. He reached Cambridge on the evening...
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