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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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History of the United States: The American revolution

George Bancroft - 1858
...in their service, and for the support of the glorious cause. But 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." The next day, the delegates of all the colonies resolved unanimously in congress " to maintain and...

Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: March 13, 1826-Feb ...

United States. Congress, Thomas Hart Benton - 1858
...remembered by every gentleman in this room, that I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, that I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with." And this was the cautious and prudent character he maintained from that day until the day of his death...

American Eloquence : a Collection of Speeches and Addresses: By the ..., Том 1

Frank Moore - 1858
...my reputation, I beg it may be remembered, by every gentlemen in the room, that I this day declaro, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the oomm&od I am honored with. As to pay, sir, I heg leave to assure the Congress, that »s no pecuniary...

history of the united states

benson j. losssing - 1859
...should happen, unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in this room, that I, this day, declare with the utmost sincerity,...pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept the arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any...

The Illustrated Life of Washington: With Vivid Pen Paintings of Battles and ...

J. T. Headley - 1859 - 1044 страници
...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." Referring to the salary of $6,000 a year, which had been voted him, he said — " I beg leave to assure...

The Formation of the Union: A Documentary History Based Upon an Exhibit in ...

United States. National Archives and Records Service - 1970 - 80 страници
...unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every Gent? 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...

Adventures in Leadership: A Text for U.S. Marine Corps Junior ROTC.

United States. Marine Corps. Education Center. Reserve Liaison and Training Branch - 1973 - 284 страници
...indicated by the statement which he made upon accepting the command: "I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with...myself equal to the command I am honored with." As leader of the American forces, Washington was faced with a lack of supplies, a poorly organized army,...

George Washington: A Biography

John Richard Alden - 1984
...cause." He protected himself to a degree against future criticism by asking the delegates to remember that "I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command." He also declined to accept any money from Congress except for his expenses, an unnecessary gesture...
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George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution

Robert Leckie - 2010 - 688 страници
...would accept, but with the modesty that was one of his finest traits, he said: "Mr. President ... I ... declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think...leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary considération could have tempted me to have accepted this arduous employment at the expense of my...
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Who Were the Founding Fathers?: Two Hundred Years of Reinventing American ...

Steven H. Jaffe - 1996 - 227 страници
...looks convinced Americans of his greatness. "I beg it may be remembered, by every gentleman in this room, that I, this day, declare with the utmost sincerity,...think myself equal to the command I am honored with." With these words, Washington accepted command of the Continental Army from Congress in Philadelphia...
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