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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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Itinerary of General Washington from June 15, 1775, to December 23, 1783

William Spohn Baker - 1892 - 334 pages
...and position, to induce him to exert his influence in behalf of the commissioners, is well known : " I am not worth purchasing, but, such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it. " WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22. At Valley Forge : By order of...
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New Common School Question Book: Comprising Questions and Answers on All ...

Asa Hollister Craig - Examinations - 1897 - 524 pages
...proposals, but the day was past for any negotiation that did not recognize them free and independent. 250. " I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me !" 251. Benjamin Franklin, Silas Dean and Arthur Lee....
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The American Nation: Its Executive, Legislative, Political, Financial ...

1894
...remembered by Great Britain, did the negotiation prove effectual. Reed's proud answer to the proposal, was: "I am not worth purchasing, but, such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." These offers and hints coming to the knowledge of Congress,...
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Old Landmarks and Historic Fields of Middlesex

Samuel Adams Drake - Historic sites - 1895 - 442 pages
...the agency of a beautiful woman. Wlion assured of her purpose, he addressed her in these words : " I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." Trumbull, the painter, whe was made an aid in the early...
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Pros and Cons, Complete Debates: Important Questions Fully Discussed in the ...

Asa Hollister Craig - Debates and debating - 1897 - 461 pages
...peace — not to sell his manhood as a traitor, but to negotiate for peace. Do you know his reply ? "I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me." grand demonstration of approval by his fellowmen. His...
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The Story of the Thirteen Colonies

Hélène Adeline Guerber - History - 1898 - 342 pages
...and statesmen. But they failed in this, too ; and when they approached Joseph Reed, he proudly said: "I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me." Washington always supplied the needs of his men as...
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A Junior Class History of the United States: To which are Added the ...

John Jacob Anderson - United States - 1899 - 382 pages
...terms, offering him ten thousand pounds for the service ; but the patriot, with honest indignation, replied : "I am not worth purchasing ; but, such as I am, the king of England is not rich enough to buy me ! " t Lee's pride having been wounded by the rebuke which he...
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History and Civil Government of Pennsylvania and the Government of the ...

Burke Aaron Hinsdale, M. L. Hinsdale - Pennsylvania - 1899 - 365 pages
...point of departure for a lesson on the wickedness of bribery is the famous reply of Gen. Joseph Reed: "I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me." In the career of most pupils there comes a time when...
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A Brief History of the United States

Joel Dorman Steele, Esther Baker Steele - United States - 1900 - 332 pages
...adoption of the Constitution) to 1789 ? 32. How many attacks have been made on Quebec ? 33. Who said, " I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am the king of England is not rich enough to buy me " ? 34. Which is the longer, the Atlantic Cable or the Pacific...
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Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 5

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - America - 1900
...offered £10,000, together with any office in the colonies in his majesty's gift. His reply was : " I am not worth purchasing, but. such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." In 1780 he was invested with extraordinary powers, and...
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