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" I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room, that I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with. "
Southern Literature from 1579-1895: A Comprehensive Review, with Copious ... - Страница 76
по Louise Manly - 1895 - 540 страници
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American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns: The Suppressed History of ...

Richard N. Rosenfeld - 1998 - 1012 страници
..."[L|est some unlucky event should happen, unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it be remembered, by even' Gentleman in the room, that I, this day, declare with...think myself equal to the Command I am honored with . . ."7a1 John Adams writes: We owe no thanks to Virginia for Washington. Virginia is indebted to Massachusetts...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Том 4

Massachusetts Historical Society - 1860
...some unlucky event should happen, unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room, that I this day declare with...think myself equal to the command I am honored with." History has already pronounced its judgment upon that memorable disclaimer of one to whom it was justly...

The Invention of George Washington

Paul K. Longmore - 1999 - 337 страници
...conviction and concern in his address to Congress accepting the appointment. "As to pay," he said, "I beg leave to Assure the Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to have accepted this Arduous emploiment at the expence of my domestk ease & happi(ness) I do not wish...
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The Making of the President, 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography

Marvin Kitman - 2000 - 358 страници
...unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every Gentn. in the room, that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think of my self equal to the Command I am honoured with. It is a brilliant address. Modest, with humility,...
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The American Revolution

Bruce Lancaster, John Harold Plumb - 2001 - 368 страници
...their children for a glimpse of that tall Virginia planter who had once stood before Congress and said, "I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with." He did not pass on alone. All the guests from Fraunces' Tavern had followed after him "in mournful...
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George Washington: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Leader

Robert Francis Jones - 2002 - 231 страници
...the least plausible. Nor could he be plausibly charged with overconfidence. To Congress he confessed that "I, this day, declare with the utmost sincerity,...think myself equal to the Command I am honored with." He repeated this sentiment to Martha, adding that he could not have refused "without exposing my character...
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You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery

Richard Stengel - 2002 - 320 страници
...1775, when Washington was chosen as commander-inchief by the Continental Congress, he wrote to them, "I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with." When he was elected to preside over the Constitutional Convention, he wrote that he "lamented his want...
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Simón Bolívar's Quest for Glory

Richard W. Slatta, Jane Lucas De Grummond - 2003 - 336 страници
...Upon taking command of the Continental army in 1775, he said, "I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room, that I this day declare with...think myself equal to the command I am honored with." Later, as president, he exercised power carefully, with an obvious concern, even anxiety, that his...
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Washington on Washington

Paul M. Zall
...some unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every Gentleman in the room, that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think my self equal to the Command I am honoured with. As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to Assure the Congress...
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The Life Of George Washington

Mary L. Williamson - 2004 - 128 страници
...gentleman in the room that I this day declare that I do not think myself equal to the command. As to pay, I beg leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary...have tempted me to accept this arduous employment to the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit of it. I will keep...
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