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" I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it. "
Chandler's Encyclopedia: An Epitome of Universal Knowledge ... - Page 1271
edited by - 1898
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the ..., Volume 17

David Hume, Tobias George Smollett, William Jones - Great Britain - 1828
...England and her colonies. His reply is said to have been, that, " If the offer were meant as a bribe, I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." This abortive attempt induced congress to forbid their...
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Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, Volume 12

Samuel Hazard - Pennsylvania - 1834
...sterling, and the most valuable office in the colonies, should be at his disposal. The answer of Reed was, "I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." In the same year, he was unanimously elected president...
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A History of the United States: On a New Plan : Adapted to the Capacity of ...

Jesse Olney - United States - 1839 - 288 pages
...General Reed, if he would bring about a reconciliation. He replied in the true spirit of freedom, " I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me." 4. The conduct of the British in stirring up the cruel...
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America: Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive, Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - Atlantic States - 1841
...detached from his country's cause by the offer of riches and honours made him by the agents of Britain, replied, " I am not worth purchasing ; but, such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me." The last act of this great political drama was the...
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Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania: Containing a Copious ...

Sherman Day - Pennsylvania - 1843 - 708 pages
...Pennsylvania, 10,000 sterling, with the best office in the colonies, to promote their plans. He promptly replied, " I am not worth purchasing ; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." On the 6th February, 1778, France openly espoused the...
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The History of Great Britain, from the Death of George II to the Coronation ...

James Rodger Miller - Great Britain - 1844 - 724 pages
...judgment, ten thousand pounds sterling, and any office in the colonies in his majesty's gift. To which Reed replied, "I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it" Congress, on the ninth of July, ordered all letters,...
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The North American Review, Volume 59

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1844
...service in recalling the doubting and irresolute to a sense of duty. The noble answer ol Reed — " I am not worth purchasing ; but, such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me" — was repeated from mouth to mouth ; and from the...
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The History of the American Revolution

Michael Doheny - United States - 1846 - 248 pages
...his principles," assist in restoring peace and bringing the colonies to terms. He answered : — " I am not worth purchasing, but, such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it."* Congress becoming apprised of these matters resolved,...
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Pictorial Life of George Washington: Embracing a Complete History of the ...

John Frost - 1847 - 588 pages
...thousand pounds sterling, and any office in the colonies within his majesty's gift. To which Mr. Reed replied : " I am not worth purchasing : but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." Congress, on the 9th of July, ordered all letters received...
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A Chronological View of the World: Exhibiting the Leading Events of ...

Daniel Haskel - Chronology, Historical - 1848 - 275 pages
...officers to go over to the royal cause, were successful but in A. 1>. this single instance. Said one, " I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am the king of England is not rich enough to buy me." While on a marauding expedition in Virginia, having taken...
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