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" Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments... "
A History of the United States of America - Page 242
by Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1824 - 400 pages
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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
...action ; and bidding an affectionate farewel to this august body, under whose orders I have long a&ed, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life." TO WHICH THE PRESIDENT RETURNED THE FOLLOWING ANSWER : " THE United States in Congress...
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The Washingtoniana: containing a sketch of the life and death of the late ...

Francis Johnston, William Hamilton - Biography & Autobiography - 1802 - 411 pages
...action, and bidding an affectionate farewel to this august body, under whose orders I have so long actedi I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the em* ployments of public life." To which tie president returned the following answer i SIR, " THE...
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The History of the Discovery and Settlement: To the Present Time, of North ...

William Fordyce Mavor - America - 1804 - 383 pages
...work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action ; and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have long acted,...commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life." To this the President returned an appropriate answer. CHA?. AMEUICA. 285 CHAP. XI. Disputes...
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Universal history, ancient and modern: from the earliest records ..., Volume 24

William Fordyce Mavor - World history - 1805
...work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action; and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have long acted,...commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life." T thii the President returned an appropriate answes CHAP. XL Diepulss in different...
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The History of North and South America, from Its Discovery to ..., Volumes 1-2

Richard Snowden - America - 1805 - 362 pages
...work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action ; und bidding an affectionate farewell (o this august body, under whose orders I have long acted,...commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life." To which the president made a suitable reply. The mingled emotions that agitated the...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American ..., Volume 5

John Marshall, Bushrod Washington - 1805
...theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life." CHAP, xi. After advancing to the chair, and delivering 1783. his commission to the president,...
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The history of the discovery and settlement: to the present time, of North ...

William Fordyce Mavor - America - 1806 - 458 pages
...work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action ; and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have long acted, I here offer my commission, and take jny leave of all the employments of public life." To this the President returned an appropriate answer...
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An Essay on the Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the ...

Aaron Bancroft - 1807 - 552 pages
...theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of publick life." Having advanced to the chair and delivered the President his Commission, he received from him the the...
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The life of George Washington: commander in chief of the armies of the ...

David Ramsay - Presidents - 1807 - 464 pages
...action, and, bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have longacted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life." This address being ended, general Washington advanced, and delivered his commission*...
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Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Army Through ...

Aaron Bancroft - 1808 - 560 pages
...theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewel to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life." Having advanced to the chair and delivered the President his commission, he received...
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