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" But, lest 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 the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with. "
A history of the United States of America - Page 160
by Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1823 - 379 pages
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Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress: Held at Philadelphia, May 10, 1775

United States. Continental Congress - United States - 1776 - 210 pages
...of their approbation. " But, left fome unlucky event fhould happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room, that I this day declare with the utmoft fincerity, 1 do not think myfclf equal to the command I am honoured with. " As to pay, Sir,...
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The Edinburgh magazine, or Literary miscellany

1787
...but, left fome unlucky event fhould happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remarked, by every gentleman in the room, that I this day declare, with the utmoft fmceiity, I do not think myfelf equal to the command I am honoured with. " As to pay, I beg...
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The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment, of the ..., Volume 2

William Gordon - United States - 1788
...of their approbation. " But, left fbme unlucky event fhould happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered . by every gentleman in the room, that I this day declare, with the utmoft fincerity, I do not think myfdf equal to the command I am honored with. " As co pay, Sir, I...
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Washington's political legacies: To which is annexed an appendix, containing ...

George Washington, J. M. Williams - United States - 1800 - 208 pages
...testimony of their approbation. " BUT, lest some event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the...sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. *' WITH respect to pay, sir, I must beg leave to assure Congress, that as no pecuniary...
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The life of George Washington, Volume 2

John Marshall - 1804
...to my reputation, I b?g it C'MP. iv. may be remembered by every gentleman in the room, that I 1774. this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with." He declined all compensation for his services, and avowed an intention to keep...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1805
...tion, and then added, " But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the...sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with." ' He declined all compensation for his services, and avowed an intention to keep...
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Universal History, Ancient and Modern: From the Earliest Records ..., Volume 24

William Fordyce Mavor - World history - 1805
...of their approbation. " But, lest some unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the...sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. they would maintain and assist him, and adhere to him with their lives and fortunes,...
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The life of George Washington, Volume 2

John Marshall - 1805
...it may be remembered by every gentleman in the r • See Note, No. XVI, at th; end of the -volume. room, that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with." He declined all compensation for his services, and avowed an intention to keep...
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Universal history, ancient and modern, Volume 24

William Fordyce Mavor - 1806
...event ehould happen unfa, vourable to mv reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentfeman in the room, that I this day declare, with the utmost...sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with. 247 5rrent man, congress came to the resolution, " That they would maintain and...
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The history of the discovery and settlement: to the present time, of North ...

William Fordyce Mavor - America - 1806 - 458 pages
...of their approbation. " But, lest some unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room, that 1 this day declare, yiith the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured...
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