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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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The History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the ...

Jacob Harris Patton - History - 1865 - 812 pages
...with." Refusing any pay, he continued, " I will keep an 1775. exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Congress resolved " to maintain and assist, and adhere to him with their lives and fortunes in the...
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THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

J. HARRIS PATTON, A.M. - 1867
...with." Eefusing any pay, he continued, " I will keep an 17*75. exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they, will discharge, and that is all I desire/' Congress resolved " to maintain and assist, and adhere to him with their lives and fortunes in the...
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The history of the United States of America, from the discovery of the ...

Jacob Harris Patton - United States - 1868 - 812 pages
...with." Kefusing any pay, he continued, " I will keep an 1775. exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Congress resolved " to maintain and assist, and adhere to him with their lives and fortunes in the...
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The voter's text book: comprising a collection of the most important ...

James M. Hiatt - United States - 1868 - 382 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." WASHINGTON'S RESIGNATION OF HIS COMMISSION. The War of the Revolution having terminated auspiciously,...
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A Pictorial History of the United States: With Notices of Other Portions of ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1872 - 516 pages
...Congress that he did not wish to 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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Soldier and patriot, the story of G. Washington

Frances Mary Owen - 1873
...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." It was harder work to write home and break the news to his wife. His letter to her runs thus : ...
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The Centennial History of the United States: From the Discovery ..., Parts 41-42

James D. McCabe - United States - 1874 - 1062 pages
...the pay affixed to the office, which had been placed at five hundred dollars a month, and added : " I will keep an exact account of my expenses. These,...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." ' Congress, on its part, pledged its hearty support to the new commander, and resolved " to maintain...
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THE CENTENIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

JAMES D MCCABE - 1874
...the pay affixed to the office, which had been placed at five hundred dollars a month, and added: " I will keep an exact account of my expenses. These,...not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." Congress, on its part, pledged its hearty support to the new commander, and resolved " to maintain...
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The History of Pennsylvania from the Earliest Discovery to the Present Time ...

William Mason Cornell - Pennsylvania - 1876 - 575 pages
...employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and 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 ia all I desire." CHAPTER XI. ACTS OF CONGRESS AND OP PENNSYLVANIA. Washington commissioned Bloodshed...
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History of the American Revolution: The Student's Life of Washington ...

Washington Irving - Children's literature - 1876 - 714 pages
...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 to be appointed. General Ward \vas elected the second in command, and Lee...
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