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" ... jammed in the ice, in such a manner that we expected every moment our raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with so much violence... "
The Life of George Washington,: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ... - Page 17
by John Marshall, Bushrod Washington - 1804
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The life of George Washington, Volume 2

John Marshall - 1804
...when the rapidity of the •tream threwitwith so much violence against the pole, that it jtrkedmeout into ten feet water. But I fortunately saved myself by catching hold on one of the raft logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts, we could not get to either shore; but were...
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Washington; Or, Liberty Restored: A Poem, in Ten Books

Thomas Northmore - English poetry - 1809 - 253 pages
...unhurt ; 262 What but this guardian sav'd him from our power ? Not jealousy, nor envy, nor defeat, ranch violence against the pole, that it jerked me out into...water. But I fortunately saved myself by catching hold on one of the raft logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts, we could not get to either shore; but were...
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The Life of George Washington

Presidents - 1829 - 268 pages
...and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with...pole, that it jerked me out into ten feet water." In this dangerous situation he was saved by the protecting hand of God, and enabled to get on to the...
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The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence ..., Volume 2

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1834
...and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with...fortunately saved myself by catching hold of one of the raft-logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts, we could not get to either shore, but were obliged, as...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt.1. Official letters relating to the ...

George Washington - Presidents - 1834
...and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with...fortunately saved myself by catching hold of one of the raft-logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts, we could not get to either shore, but were obliged, as...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. I. Official letters relating to the ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1834
...and ourselves to perish. I put out my wtting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with...fortunately saved myself by catching hold of one of the raft-logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts, we could not get to either shore, but were obliged, as...
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A Life of Washington, Volume 1

James Kirke Paulding - 1835
...stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with such force against the pole, that it jerked me out into ten feet...fortunately saved myself by catching hold of one of the raft-logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts, we could not get to either shore, but were obliged, as...
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The Religious Opinions and Character of Washington

Edward Charles M'Guire - 1836 - 414 pages
...and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with...fortunately saved myself by catching hold of one of the raft-logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts, we could not get to either shore, but were obliged, as...
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The Writings of George Washington: Life of Washington

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1837
...sink, and ourselves perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by ; when the rapidity of the stream threw it with...logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts we could not get the raft to either shore, but were obliged, as we were near an island, to quit our raft, and make to...
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The Writings of George Washington: Life of Washington

George Washington - Presidents - 1837
...sink, and ourselves perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by ; when the rapidity of the stream threw it with...logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts we could not get the raft to either shore, but were obliged, as we were near an island, to quit our raft, and make to...
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