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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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A Popular School History of the United States: In which are Inserted as Part ...

John Jacob Anderson - United States - 1879 - 353 pages
...he would exert his influence to restore a union of the two countries. Filled with indignation, Reed replied, "I am not worth purchasing, but, such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.'' by this time have attained, the extreme heat of the...
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History of Schuylkill County, Pa: With Illustrations and Biographical ...

Joel Munsell's Sons - Schuylkill County (Pa.) - 1881 - 450 pages
...the best office in the colonies to aid them in their purposes. His reply should be remembered: — "I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." It was in the spring of 1778 that France entered into...
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Irving's Works: Life of George Washington

Washington Irving - 1882
...office in the colonies in His Majesty's gift. To this, Eeed made his brief and memorable reply : " I am not worth purchasing ; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." A letter was also written by Johnstone to Robert Morris,...
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The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary for General Knowledge, Volume 14

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1883
...exert himself to promote a reconciliation between Great Britain and the colonies. His answer was : " I am not worth purchasing; but, such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me.'1 He was president of the supreme executive council...
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Pictorial records of remarkable events in the history of the world

World - 1884
...about an accommodation. This offer Mr. Reed considered as an attempt to bribe him, and he therefore replied, — " I am not worth purchasing ; but such as I am, the Kinir of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." Times of civil war and commotions, as they sometimes...
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Popular Educator, Volume 11

Education - 1893
..." My eyes have grown dim in the service of my country, but I have never doubted her justice." 5. " I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me." 6. " Don't give up the ship." 7. " We have met the...
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A Primary History of the United States: For Intermediate Classes

Thomas Francis Donnelly - United States - 1885 - 252 pages
...thousand dollars if he would forsake his country's cause. General Reed sent back the noble answer, " I am not worth purchasing ; but, such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me." Progress of the War (1778).— When the news that BENJAMIN...
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George Washington

William Osborn Stoddard - Presidents - 1886 - 307 pages
...now Secretary of Congress, told them when they offered him ten thousand pounds and a fat office : " I am not worth purchasing ; but, such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." Washington had been watching the movements of Clinton...
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Elementary Psychology and Education

Joseph Baldwin - Educational psychology - 1887 - 299 pages
...Take Joseph Reed. When tempted to betray his country by the offer of $50,000 and high office, Eeed replied, " I am not worth purchasing ; but, such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me." He believed that it was wrong to sell his country....
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Stories of Heroic Deeds: For Boys and Girls

James Johonnot - Children - 1887 - 151 pages
...influence to help along their project. The noble patriot heard the offer with great indignation, and replied, " I am not worth purchasing, but, such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me." The poet Freneau has recorded this incident in a poem...
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