The Diary of George Washington, from 1789 to 1791: Embracing the Opening of the First Congress, and His Tours Through New England, Long Island, and the Southern States

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C.B. Richardson & Company, 1860 - Presidents - 248 pages
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Contents

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II
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III
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IV
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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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X
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XI
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XVII
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Page 213 - This was a whole day's work ; we next got it launched, then went on board of it and set off; but before we were half way over, we were jammed in the ice in such a manner that we expected every moment our raft to sink, and ourselves to perish.
Page 208 - I cannot say that ever in my life I suffered so much anxiety as I did in this affair...
Page 186 - The land at the point is twenty or twenty-five feet above the common surface of the water, and a considerable bottom of flat, well-timbered land all around it, very convenient for building.
Page 216 - The lands upon the river Ohio, in the western parts of the Colony of Virginia, are so notoriously known to be the property of the Crown of Great Britain...
Page 203 - Monsieur La Force, commissary of the French stores, and three other soldiers, came over to accompany us up. We found it extremely difficult to get the Indians off to-day, as every stratagem had been used to prevent their going up with me. I had last night left John...
Page 218 - As to the summons you send me to retire, I do not think myself obliged to obey it. Whatever may be your instructions, I am here by virtue of the orders of my general ; and I entreat you, sir, not to doubt one moment but that I am determined to conform myself to them with all the exactness and resolution which can be expected from the best officer.
Page 192 - I saw the land sooner than you did, before the Shannoahs and you were at war; Lead was the man who went down and took possession of that river. It is my land, and I will have it, let who will stand up for, or say against it. I will buy and sell with the English (mockingly.) If people will be ruled by me, they may expect kindness, but not else.
Page 200 - That it was their absolute Design to take Possession of the Ohio, and by G they would do it : For that altho' they were sensible the English could raise two Men for their one ; yet they knew their Motions were too slow and dilatory to prevent any Undertaking of theirs.
Page 205 - This commander is a knight of the military order of St. Louis, and named Legardeur de St. Pierre. He is an elderly gentleman, and has much the air of a soldier. He was sent over to take the command immediately upon the death of the late general, and arrived here about seven days before me.
Page 191 - This, he said, was the substance of what he spoke to the general, who made this reply : " Now, my child, I have heard your speech ; you spoke first, but it is my time to speak now. Where is my wampum that you took away with the marks of towns...

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