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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 Life of George Washington

Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1839 - 562 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." In a letter to his wife on this occasion, his sentiments are uttered with the same frankness, the same...
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The life of George Washington

Jared Sparks - 1839 - 562 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." In a letter to his wife on this occasion, his sentiments are uttered with the same frankness, the same...
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The Life of George Washington: First President of the United States

Samuel George Arnold - 1840 - 228 pages
...happiness, so 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." This was noble conduct, and entirely worthy of the character and fame of Washington. In his letters to his...
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History of the United States, from their first settlement as colonies, to ...

William Grimshaw - United States - 1840 - 326 pages
...I do not wish to make any profit from it, I will keep an exact account of my disbursements: Uiose, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire. " In subordination to the commander-in-chief, four majorgenerals, one adjutant-general, and eight brigadier-generals,...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volume 26

1841
...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 may be safely added of Washington, that he was of that class who have greatness " thrust upon them."...
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Universal history on scriptural principles

Mary Bowley - 1842
...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." Four major-generals, and eight brigadiers, were appointed at the same time for service, under the commander-in-chief....
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A Pictorial History of the United States: With Notices of Other Portions of ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - United States - 1844 - 345 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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Life of George Washington: embracing anecdotes illustrative of his character

Horatio Hastings Weld - 1845 - 222 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." A special commission was made out for him, and at the same time an unanimous resolution was adopted...
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The Army and Navy of America: Containing a View of the Heroic Adventures ...

Jacob K. Neff - Military art and science - 1845 - 624 pages
...happiness, I do not wish to make any profit by it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire." On presenting his commission, Congress adopted a resolution : " that they would maintain and assist...
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The Constitution of the United States of America: The Proximate Causes of ...

William Hickey - Constitutional history - 1846 - 225 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." Resolved, That a committee be appointed to draught a commission and instructions for the general. The...
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