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" I have nothing more to offer than what General Washington would have had to offer, had he been taken by the British, and put to trial by them. I have adventured my life in endeavouring to obtain the liberty of my countrymen, and am a willing sacrifice... "
Travels in some parts of North America, in the years 1804, 1805, & 1806 - Page 50
by Robert Sutcliff - 1811 - 293 pages
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The Philanthropist, Or, Repository for Hints and Suggestions ..., Volume 2

Charities - 1812
...his defence, he replied, in a manly tone of voice: ' I have nothing more to offer than what General Washington would have had to offer, had he been taken...countrymen, and am a willing sacrifice in their cause : and I beg, as a favour, that I may be immediately led to execution. I know that you have pre-detercoined...
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Travels in some parts of North America: in the years 1804, 1805, & 1806

Robert Sutcliff - United States - 1815 - 312 pages
...his defence, he replied, in a manly tone of voice : " I have nothing more to offer than what General Washington would have had to offer, had He been taken...countrymen, and am a willing sacrifice in their cause ; and I beg, as a favour, that I may be immediately led to execution. I know that you have pre-cletermined...
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Records of Patriotism and Love of Country

William Bailey - United States - 1826 - 216 pages
...in defence, he replied in a manly tone of voice, ' I have nothing more to offer, than what General Washington would have had to offer, had he been taken...have adventured my life in endeavouring to obtain the freedom of my countrymen, and am a willing sacrifice in their cause ; and I beg as a favour that I...
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SINFULNESS OF AMERICAN SLAVERY

REV. B. F. TEFFT - 1850
...in his defense, replied in a manly tone of voice : ' I have nothing more to offer than what General Washington would have had to offer, had he been taken by the British, and put to 15 trial by them. I have adventured my life in endeavoring to obtain the liberty of my countrymen,...
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Sinfulness of American Slavery: American slavery and the African slave-trade ...

Charles Elliott - Slave trade - 1851
...in his defense, replied in a manly tone of voice : ' I have nothing more to offer than what General Washington would have had to offer, had he been taken...put to trial by them. I have adventured my life in endeavoring to obtain the liberty of my countrymen, and am a willing sacrifice in their cause ; and...
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There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America

Vincent Harding - History - 1981 - 416 pages
...insurrectionist in Virginia declared in the course of his trial: "I have nothing more to offer than what George Washington would have had to offer had he been taken...put to trial by them. I have adventured my life in endeavoring to obtain the liberty of my countrymen, and am a willing sacrifice to their cause." This...
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Knowledge Is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700-1865

Richard D. Brown - History - 1991 - 372 pages
...the sentiments of the nation's hero: I have nothing more to offer [in my defense] than what General Washington would have had to offer, had he been taken...liberty of my countrymen, and am a willing sacrifice to their cause.4* Though one cannot be certain of the link, it appears that in Virginia the social...
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Race and Revolution

Gary B. Nash - History - 1990 - 212 pages
..."I have nothing more to offer" in my defense, testified one of Prosser's group, "than what General Washington would have had to offer, had he been taken...endeavouring to obtain the liberty of my countrymen, and I am a willing sacrifice in their cause."50 With the end of the slave trade in 1807, at a time when...
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Devising Liberty: Preserving and Creating Freedom in the New American Republic

David Thomas Konig - History - 2001 - 383 pages
...the father of the country whose ideals he claimed: "I have nothing more to offer than what General Washington would have had to offer, had he been taken...liberty of my countrymen, and am a willing sacrifice to their cause." 54 Many years later, Frederick Douglass would observe that the ideas of the abolitionist...
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Law's Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law

Peter Brooks, Paul Gewirtz - Law - 1996 - 290 pages
...cannot forget. When the slave defendant announces that he has "nothing more to offer than what General Washington would have had to offer, had he been taken by the British and put to trial by them," he is also a Virginian speaking to Virginians about another Virginian at a moment when Washington,...
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